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

  • The Prince of Wales takes part in Big Butterfly Count

    The Prince of Wales has recorded dozens of butterflies while taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey at his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire.

  • 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.

Events

  • Kent: Lydden Down

    Sunday 19th August 2018: 10.30am

    Lydden Down, Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve

    Join the Kent Branch at this Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, where we hope to see Silver-spotted Skipper and other downland species of butterflies.

  • Kent: Field Trip to West Sussex

    Sunday 26th August 2018: 11am

    Steyning, West Sussex

    Join the Kent Branch on a field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in West Sussex.

  • Kent: AGM & Members Day 2018

    Saturday 13th October 2018, 10am-4pm

    Maidstone

    Kent Branch AGM & Members Day 2018 Grove Green Community Hall, Maidstone 10am - 4pm

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.