Welcome

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 and Striped Lychnis Moth.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Upper Thames branch.


Find out more 

Brimstone - Matt Berry

Butterfly sightings

Send us your sightings and find out what has been spotted near you. 

Small Elephant Hawk-moth - James O'Neill

Moth sightings

Take a look at the moths you could find in your area, and send your sightings to our moth recorders. 

Get involved 

News

Events

  • Upper Thames Field Meeting

    Saturday 18th August 2018: 10.30am

    Hundred Acre Piece, Mortimer, Berks

    Join us on a walk to look for the Grayling butterfly.

  • Upper Thames: Work Party

    Thursday 23rd August 2018, 10am-1pm

    Holtspur Bottom, West Of Beaconsfield, Bucks

    Join the Upper Thames Branch pulling ragwort at our Holtspur Bottom reserve.

  • Upper Thames: Work Party

    Tuesday 28th August 2018, 10am-1pm

    Holtspur Bottom, West Of Beaconsfield, Bucks

    Join the Upper Thames Branch pulling ragwort at our Holtspur Bottom reserve.

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.

Contact branch

  • Chairman
    Nick Bowles
  • Honorary Secretary & Branch Contact
    Dave Wilton
  • Honorary Treasurer
    Chris Woodrow

Branch website committee page