We have over 1000 members and stretch from Peterborough in the north of Cambridgeshire to the outskirts of London at the south of Essex.
Across these two great counties we are lucky to have a rich tapestry of butterfly and moth habitats including The Fens, ancient woodland, classic chalk grassland and miles and miles of coast.
Our committee and members are active throughout the year and we meet regularly for conservation work parties, informative field trips and a number of various other get togethers.
If you live in our region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cambridgeshire & Essex branch - and we'd love to see you out in the field.
So if you have any questions about butterflies, moths and conservation in our region, please don't hesitate to get in touch with any of us on the committee.
Species to look out for
What's going on?
Read Catherine Weightman's account of how she managed to bag all 59 species of UK butterfly in one crazy season.
Join us for a vital work party helping to conserve the beautiful Heath Fritillary in Essex.
Conservation officer Vince Lea reports on a sun-filled day of mowing and scrub clearing on the Devils Dyke.
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 23rd June 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Connaught Water Car Park
A walk in the woods searching for Purple Emperor and White Admiral
Thursday 25th July 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm
July Racecourse entrance near A1303/A1304 roundabout with horse statue
Come for a walk along one of our region's favourite locations and get up close to the beautiful Chalk Hill Blue
Sunday 4th August 2019, 10:30am-1:00pm
Sharpenhoe Clappers, Sharpenhoe, Beds
Join us for a walk to see the Chalkhill Blue and other high summer butterflies such as the Small Heath, Common Blue, Brown Argus & Meadow Brown
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.
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