Welcome

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.


What's going on?

Heath Fritillary (upperwing) - Iain Leach

Work Party at Hadleigh Great Wood – Feb 5th

Please join us to support the Essex Heath Fritillary population.

Brimstone Butterfly

Work Party at Bedford Purlieus – Mar 8th

Scrub clearance to create a scallop to benefit butterflies.

Green Hairstreak (underwing) - Tamás Nestor

Work Party at Devil's Dyke – Mar 12th

Please join us to help with essential conservation work.

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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.

In your area

Contact branch

  • Chairman:
    Mike Gittos 
  • County recorder (Cambs):
    Edward Pollard
  • County recorder (Essex):
    Rob Smith