Douglas Goddard / 01604 408 670
- Branch Liaison:
David Chandler / Tel: 01923 253 793
- Branch Secretary
Kirsty Philpot / Tel. 07859 042 525
- Moths Officer
The Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire branch is one of the regional branches of Butterfly Conservation in the UK.
We raise awareness about the threats to our butterflies, moths and their habitats and provide advice and practical help on how to protect them in this region.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire branch.
Let us know what butterflies you have seen in Northamptonshire.
Send us your Northamptonshire moth sightings.
Spotted a butterfly in Bedfordshire? Let us know.
Send us your Bedfordshire moth records.
Around three quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed.
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.
In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.
Sunday 16th September 2018 to Monday 16th September 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Salcey Forest, east of the village of Hartwell, between Northampton and Newport Pagnell in Northamptonshire.
From September 2018 onwards, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, a brand new volunteer group will be starting in the Salcey Forest area.
Sunday 30th June 2019, 10:30am-1:00am
Bradlaugh Fields, Sunday June 30th
Sunday 7th July 2019, 9:30am-1:00pm
Fermyn Woods, Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire
Join the East Midlands Branch on this trip to Northamptonshire, where we will be visiting Fermyn Woods, which is part of the ancient Rockingham Forest. We hope to see butterflies like the Marbled White, Purple Emperor, White Admiral, Purple Hairstreak and White-letter Hairstreak...
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.