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!
Species to look out for
IMPORTANT: We can continue to receive your sightings but please remember that, in accordance with current UK Government restrictions, you MUST NOT make any journeys away from home in order to record butterflies and moths, as these would be considered non-essential journeys. More information on recording during the current circumstances can be found on the Butterfly Conservation website.
We welcome Dick Vane-Wright as our branch President
At our AGM in 2019 we announced that Dr Jim Flegg was stepping down as our branch President. We would like to thank Jim for the many years he has supported the branch.
Dick Vane-Wright has kindly agreed to become our new President. We would like to thank him for taking on the role and welcome him to the Kent & SE London Branch.
Sightings and records
Visit the Kent Moth Group for the latest news and 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.
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Get insider information on our favourite local spots.
The site is known locally as White Hill and is a great location to see many species.
Big Butterfly Count 2020 sees lowest numbers of butterflies recorded in 11 years.
HS2 on Calvert Jubilee nature reserve: Statement from Butterfly Conservation
Nature is in crisis with extinctions happening at unprecedented rates as a result of our abuse of the planet. But this is no longer just about nature. As Butterfly Conservation President, Sir David Attenborough made clear on Sunday's ‘Extinction – The Facts’ on BBC One, we are not apart from nature, we are an integral part of it.
First Purple Hairstreak butterfly recorded in South Lanarkshire for 175 years by conservation volunteer
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.