Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Butterfly Conservation
Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Welcome to the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

Click on a link in the left column for Branch news and information or to find out about the butterflies and moths of Hertfordshire and Middlesex

Forthcoming events

23 June - Holland Park Ecology Centre meet at 10:00 am - booking required

Please read the field trips page for more details.

The Beningfield's Wildlife Weekend will be taking place soon (6-8 July).

Friday 6 July 19:00 - 21:00 hours talk at the Galleries where Jim Asher, BC's National Chair will be one of the speakers. Find out more here
Saturday 7 July at Tring Park meet 14:00 hours
Sunday 8 July Millhoppers Pasture Reserve meet 10:45 hours

For the two walks organised by Butterfly Conservation and the Natural History Museum more details can be found on the field trips page

Latest news and information

Purple Emperor in Cambridgeshire and Scarce Tortoiseshell in Buckinghamshire

Which butterfly was the most abundant in our gardens in 2017? Find out from Butterfly Conservation's Garden Butterfly Survey

Amazing discovery in Sussex today (11 June) - Black Hairstreak seen in good numbers - read more on the Sussex branch website

Generally in the UK, it was the warmest May on record. UK maps for climate change anomalies shown here

Chequered Skippers flying at Rockingham Forest. Also see tweet on Back From the Brink

Can you prepare a square metre in your garden to provide a refuge for our butterflies and other insects? Please read Alan Titchmarch's Press Release

Some Local Wildlife Sites may lose protection - please read

The April E-moth newsletter from Butterfly Conservation is available to read here

Volunteers required for the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) - please read details here. Check the results for the national WCBS in 2017.

Butterfly Conservation report a below average year for butterflies in 2017. See here for details and summary of results

Photo library updated with some more recent images added - new set of pages under 'Identification' (new sub-item on menu)

About 80 people turned up at the branch meeting at Welwyn on 24 March. More photos can be found on Facebook


BC branch meeting 24 Mar 2018 - John Murray

BC 50th anniversary cake 24 Mar 2018 - Liz Goodyear

© John Murray © Liz Goodyear

Read about the 50th anniversary Conservation Day at Millhoppers NR here. For Press Release from Butterfly Conservation click here.

Congratulations to Andrew Steele on his Woodlands Trust Award - Acorn Award

Important information on Lyme Disease - please read

Help the new team at Millhoppers - work parties will normally be held every first Sunday of the month - next date 1 July

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

50th anniversary logo

Beningfield event 6-8 July

The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch has over 1000 members and covers the administrative county of Hertfordshire and the Watsonian Vice-county of Middlesex (VC21).

The London Boroughs included within the Branch area are Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, City of Westminster, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond (north of the Thames), Tower Hamlets and the Surrey District Council of Spelthorne.

Download a copy of our 'Welcome to the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch of Butterfly Conservation' leaflet for more information

For Branch enquiries please email: elizabethgoodyear@talk21.com; for website enquiries please email peter.clarke4@ntlworld.com

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