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

Can you spare a day to help this beautiful, elusive moth?

Sussex Emerald on shingle

Join us on Thursday 21st October 2021 for our Sussex Emerald habitat management day.
Despite having Sussex in the name this moth has only been confirmed to be back breeding in the county this year! We will be clearing existing scrub to ensure the caterpillar food plant, Wild Carrot does not get outcompeted.

We will be meeting at 10am on Rye Harbour NNR car park
Who's joining us in saving wildlife?


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. 

Dr Amir Khan

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. 

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News

  • Big Butterfly Count 2021 sees lowest ever number of butterflies recorded

    Wildlife charity warns that we must act now if we are to save the UK’s butterflies and moths for future generations.

  • Tribute to Douglas Boyes

    We at Butterfly Conservation, Newcastle University and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the recent sudden loss of Douglas Boyes. A supremely talented, enthusiastic and dedicated young scientist he was also a kind and generous colleague to those he worked with, and a young man who had already achieved so much in his career and life to date.

  • Butterfly Conservation’s Craft Club is Back

    Our craft club returns on January 20th 2022 and this time you can felt your own Red Admiral butterfly.
    Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced crafters, you’ll receive all the materials you need to take part.

  • Galw ar berchnogion tir i helpu i achub glöyn byw sydd dan fygythiad yng Ngorllewin Cymru

    Welsh edition of "Call to landowners to help save threatened West Wales butterfly" article - Mae dyfodol y Brithribin Brown yn y fantol yn Ne Orllewin Cymru wrth i wasgariad ei diriogaeth grebachu o fwy na’i hanner dros y degawd diwethaf, yn ôl astudiaeth newydd gan Gangen y De o Gwarchod Glöynnod Byw (BC).  

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Events

  • Kent & SE London: Sussex Emerald task day

    Thursday 21st October 2021, 10:00am-1:00pm

    Rye Harbour NNR

    Can you spare a day to help this beautiful, elusive moth?

    Join us on Thursday 21st October for our Sussex Emerald habitat management day.

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.