Welcome

The Cambridgeshire & Essex Branch has over 700 members and covers the administrative county of Cambridgeshire together with the Unitary Authority of Peterborough and the Watsonian Vice-counties of North Essex (VC19) and South Essex (VC18).

The Branch area includes the administrative county of Essex together with the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, as well as the Unitary Authority of Thurrock.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cambridgeshire & Essex branch.


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Grizzled Skipper - Iain H Leach

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Tell us about your butterfly sightings and let us know what you have seen.

 
Painted Lady - Iain H Leach

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Our sightings page is kept up-to-date every few days throughout the year, so its really easy to find out what's on the wing.  

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News

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • March of the micros

    An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

  • Extinct butterfly flies again

    The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence

  • Titchmarsh: “Make a metre for pollinators”

    Alan Titchmarsh is calling on gardeners to make a metre for wildlife this summer by providing a refuge for struggling butterflies, moths and other pollinators.

Events

  • Cambridgeshire: Butterfly Walk And Big Butterfly Count!

    Sunday 5th August 2018: 2pm

    Devil's Dyke (The Reach End)

    Come and enjoy a guided walk in search of Chalk Hill Blue butterfly and other grassland species - this is also a great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

Volunteer with us

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.

Find out how to get involved.

Contact branch

  • Chairman:
    Mike Gittos 
  • Treasurer:
    Rob Guy