The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch has over 1000 members and covers the administrative county of Hertfordshire and the Watsonian Vice-county of Middlesex (VC21).
The London Boroughs included within the Branch area are Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond (north of the Thames), Tower Hamlets and the Surrey District Council of Spelthorne.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch.
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This guidebook includes:
- Photographs of each species
- Where and when to see them
- Why are they disappearing
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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.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
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.
The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence
Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th July 2018
Panshanger Park, near Hertford
Join the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for their Festival of Wildlife Weekend at Panshanger Park. There will be a wide range of events throughout the weekend for all ages including a Butterfly Walk lead by Malcolm Hull and illustrated talk by Roger Gibbons on butterflies.
Monday 30th July 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Therfield Heath Near Royston
Join Martin Johnson for a walk around the Therfield Heath, looking for Chalkhill Blues and other specialist chalkland species. Therfield Heath is one of the areas premier sites for Chalkhill Blue and in some years the numbers are amazing!
Saturday 4th August 2018, 1.00pm-3pm
Join the Branch and the Friends of Halsey Field at this fantastic butterfly site to take part in a Big Butterfly Count and a guided butterfly walk...
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.