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

White Hill Work Parties

Due to poor weather conditions, the last work party at White Hill Reserve on November 25th was cancelled.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

For more information on the White Hill Reserve Work Parties, please contact Peter Kirby.

Bonsai Bank Work Party Dates
The Butterfly Conservation Bonsai Bank Work Party dates are Sunday 16th December & Sunday 13th January, weather permitting, from 10am - 4pm.

Please bring packed lunch and work gloves and let the event organiser, Claire Ward, know if you intend to come along

19/11/18

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 use the system.

We 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

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • Big City Butterflies

    Could you be our 'Big City Butterflies' Project Development Officer? The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 29 November 2018.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

  • Small Tortoiseshell crashes despite heatwave

    Numbers of one of the UK’s best known garden butterflies have plummeted this summer despite the record-breaking hot weather, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

Catch up on all our news

Events

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.