Welcome

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Kent and SE London Branch.



Announcements

The Kent Branch is renamed

From April 2018, the Kent Branch was renamed to the Kent & SE London Branch.

12/04/18

Online Recording Changes

The Kent Branch online recording system (at www.kentbutterflies.org) has been now been replaced.

irecord.org.uk 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.

We would still welcome any sightings, by email to our branch butterfly recorder (Mike Easterbrook)

We are looking into providing a recording spreadsheet (for butterflies) in Excel format soon.

Ben Kirby - 12/04/18


Sightings and records 

Peacock Butterfly small box  - Neil Hulme

Latest butterfly sightings

Take a look at the latest sightings submitted to us by members & visitors. 

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 

News

  • Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’

    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • March of the micros

    An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

  • Extinct butterfly flies again

    The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence

Events

  • Kent: High Elms Country Park

    Sunday 22nd July 2018: 10.30am

    Farnborough

    Join the Kent Branch on a walk in High Elms Country Park to see Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, amongst others. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

  • Kent: White Hill Reserve

    Sunday 5th August 2018: 10.30am

    Shoreham, north of Sevenoaks

    Join the Kent Branch at our White Hill reserve, where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blues butterflies, amongst others. This is the last day of the Big Butterfly Count survey - why not download a...

  • Kent: Langdon Cliffs, Dover

    Sunday 12th August 2018: 10.30am

    Dover

    Join the Kent Branch on a walk to see summer butterflies

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.