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.
Species to look out for
Send us your sightings
Tell us about your butterfly sightings and let us know what you have seen.
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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The Prince of Wales has recorded dozens of butterflies while taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey at his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire.
Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.
Saturday 20th October 2018, 1.00pm-4.45pm
Our Annual get together to report on branch activities over the past 12 months.
Sunday 21st October 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Preparing areas of the Dyke for next season's Chalkhill Blues and Dingy Skippers.
Sunday 16th December 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Blackthorn layering for the beautiful Black Hairstreak.
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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