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.
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.
Winnie the Pooh is encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by joining Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.
A beautiful blue butterfly which has been struggling for the last 40 years could be making a comeback.
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.
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.
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
Saturday 31st August 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
Maidstone Museum, ‘Nature Needs You’ Day
Saturday 28th September 2019, 4:00pm-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.
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.