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!



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 


  • Spot a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon

    Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help reveal if the UK is experiencing a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon.

  • Extinct butterfly breeds in English first

    A previously extinct butterfly has bred successfully in an English woodland for the first time in more than 40 years as part of the ambitious conservation project, Back from the Brink.

  • UK moths battling unfair reputation

    Around three quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed.

  • Rare butterfly bounces back from extinction risk in Kent

    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...

Catch up on all our news


  • Kent & SE London: Moth Demonstration Evening

    Saturday 3rd August 2019, 6:00pm-10:00pm


    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: Langdon Cliffs, Dover

    Sunday 11th August 2019, 10:30am-1:00am


    Join the Kent Branch on a walk to see summer butterflies and take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

  • Kent & SE London: Sterling Rifle Range

    Saturday 24th August 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm

    A Sussex Branch field trip

    Please note the start time of 10am

     Meet at Steyning Bowling Green, TQ 17331129, at junction of Charlton Street and Mill Road.  Leader: Richard Roebuck 

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.