- The latest edition of The Adonis (Spring 2022) has been added to the website
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
Heath Fritillary Video
Steve Wheatley, has created a narrated presentation on the Heath Fritillary in Kent. It is available to watch, for free, on YouTube. Please click on the link below to view the video
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.
Moth enthusiasts, conservationists and the public will be heading for the woods for the UK's largest annual Moth Night event - running on days and nights from 19th - 21st May.
TV gardener, and Butterfly Conservation's Vice-president, Alan Titchmarsh, calls on people to create a Pit Stop for Pollinators this spring, and provide butterflies and moths with the plants they need for survival.
Scotland’s lowland bogs are vital habitat for butterflies and moths, but sadly many are in poor condition due to historic drainage for agriculture and forestry.
Dr Richard Fox has been part of Butterfly Conservation for almost 24 years. Now Head of Science, we met with Richard to discuss his role and the importance of recording and collecting data, as well as his own love of butterflies and moths.
Sunday 5th June 2022, 10:30am-2:00pm
Join the Kent Branch for a walk and possible display of many varieties of orchids
Saturday 11th June 2022, 10:30am-1:00pm
A trip to Crundale Valley for Black-veined moth with Dan Tuson leading.
Sunday 19th June 2022, 10:30am-1:00pm
East Blean Woods
Join us for a field trip to see the Heath Fritillary
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.