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?
Rob Smith reports on a successful day in Hadleigh Great Wood, Essex.
March 15th 2020 – join us for more vital conservation work in Cambridgeshire.
Conservation officer Vince Lea reports on a successful day's conservation work in Cambridgeshire.
A view on post-Brexit 2021 – a crucial year for action on pandemics, nature and the climate.
Following the success of our online identification sessions in 2020, the sessions will re-run in 2021.
Despite a decline of 99% in the past 40 years, western monarch butterflies have been denied endangered species listing.
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.
In your area
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