Welcome

Kent is a large county with an impressive range of habitats. Ancient woodland, chalk grassland and miles of coastal parks are home to over forty species of butterflies and some of the rarest moths in the country. If you live in our region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Kent & South East London branch.  

Our committee and members are active throughout the year and hold regular field trips, work parties and meetings. We are always in need of new people to help with conservation, data recording and fund raising so do get in touch with any of us on the committee - you are guaranteed a warm welcome!



Announcements

MOTH DISCOVERY EVENINGS

What do you know about moths?
We have two sociable evenings, that you can join us on.  For more details please click on the Moth Discovery Evenings menu option.


Sightings and records 

Elephant Hawk-moth - Shane Farrell

Moth sightings and recording

Visit the Kent Moth Group for the latest news and sightings. 

Small Blue - Rob Solomon

Submit your butterfly sightings

iRecord is now our recommended recording platform for online recording\records.  Please visit the iRecord website to register and to find out more information on how to register and use the system.

Find out more 

Angle Shades - Bob Eade

Branch news

Keep up to date on our latest news and sign up to our newsletter. 

Brimstone - Matt Berry

Local Hotspots

Get insider information on our favourite local spots. 

Dark Green Fritillary - Nigel Kiteley

White Hill Reserve

The site is known locally as White Hill and is a great location to see many species. 

Get involved 

News

  • The Year of the Painted Lady

    In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.

  • On the verge of something big

    UK wildlife charities have teamed up with England’s government advisor on natural environment to persuade local councils and landowners to help save our pollinators.

    At the first event of its kind, local authorities and other organisations will be asked to change the way they manage road verges, roundabouts and other valuable grassland habitats to benefit wildlife.

  • Mediterranean Blue Butterfly Invades Britain

    Climate change is causing a striking butterfly from southern Europe to appear in record-breaking numbers across the south of England, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

  • Winnie the Pooh takes part in the Big Butterfly Count

    Winnie the Pooh is encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by joining Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.

Catch up on all our news

Events

  • Kent & SE London: Moth Demonstration Evening

    Saturday 28th September 2019, 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Kent

    Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. Local experts, including the County Recorders, will be present and visitors are welcome. We are happy to look at specimens and photos to help identification.

  • Kent & SE London: AGM & Members’ Day

    Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

    Lenham Community Centre, 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2QT

See all our upcoming events

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.