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

Big Butterfly Count Logo & butterfly

BIG Butterfly Count

Taking place from 16th July 2021 until 8th August 2021

Find out more by clicking here


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.

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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

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Events

  • Kent & SE London: Windmill Hill Wildlife Garden, Kent

    Sunday 1st August 2021, 11:00am-5:00pm

    Open Gardens 2021

    Gardens dedicated to providing food, homes and shelter for wildlife. Flowers for pollinators, leaves for caterpillars, ponds, bee houses, wild undisturbed areas, small wildflower lawn and a container vegetable garden. Open Sunday 1 August, 11am to 5pm. Plants, drinks and cakes for sale. Sorry no wheelchair access (steps). Assistance dogs only permitted. Adults £4. Address: 68 South Hill Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1JZ. Directions: Follow satnav to postcode. Property is close to top of Windmill Hill, 1/2 a mile from Gravesend town, car parks and station. Unrestricted weekend on-street parking on all nearby roads.

  • Kent & SE London: Folkestone Downs

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 10:30am-1:00am

    Folkestone

    PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE OF THIS EVENT TO SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST 2021

    Join the Kent Branch on a walk to look for Straw Belle, Adonis & Wall. 

  • Kent & SE London: White Hill

    Sunday 8th August 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm

    Shoreham, Kent

    PLEASE NOTE THE LEADER OF THIS FIELD TRIP HAS CHANGED TO BEN KIRBY

    Join the Kent Branch at White Hill Reserve and Fackenden Down looking for late season downland species, Chalkhill Blue.

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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.