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
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
Visit the Kent Moth Group for the latest news and sightings.
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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.
A butterfly on the brink of extinction in Kent has seen its population more than treble across the county thanks to a decade of conservation work to turn its fortunes around...
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.
In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.
Sunday 26th May 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm
Come along to hopefully see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly
Sunday 26th May 2019, 12:00pm-2:00pm
** Please note the start time is approximate, as we will be going to Abbots Wood first **
Come along to hopefully see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly
Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10:30am-4:00pm
Garden Open Day at Spencer House
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.