The Upper Thames Branch covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, which includes the beautiful rolling hills of the Chilterns. It is home to several rare species of butterfly and moth, including the Black Hairstreak, Adonis Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper and the Striped Lychnis.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Upper Thames branch.
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Send us your sightings and find out what has been spotted near you.
Take a look at the moths you could find in your area, and send your sightings to our moth recorders.
By leaving a gift in your Will, you’ll ensure your legacy can contribute to a solution to the climate crisis, creating an environment that nurtures butterflies and moths for future generations to enjoy.
Leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is celebrating the discovery of a new breeding group of rare White-spotted Sable moth near Canterbury.
Patrick Cook gives an update on his research into how alternative forest management techniques could better support biodiversity in conifer plantations.
Ecological statistician, Dr James Clarke, discusses his PhD research into butterfly abundance and lifespans, explains why citizen science is so important for conservation, and reveals his favourite butterfly.
Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10:00am-1:00pm
Work party at Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
Monday 4th March 2024, 10:00am-3:00pm
Strawberry Bank, Bucks
Join us on a work party at Strawberry Bank, High Wycombe, Bucks
Thursday 21st March 2024, 7:30pm-9:00pm
An online presentation prior to a training event
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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.