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

14 January: The Butterflies of Europe talk by Roger Gibbons at 8 pm at The Blackwell Hall, Uxbridge Road, Harrow for the Harrow Natural History Society.*** CANCELLED ***

Latest news and information

A very successful Brown Hairstreak egg-hunting day on 9 Dec - see sightings page


Brown Hairstreak egg-hunting group Hillingdon 9 Dec 18

© John Dobson

Advice on two moth species: for controlling infestation of Box Tree caterpillars, please read BC note here. Health warnings on toxic Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars - please read.

If you have not already done so, please submit your records for this year to the branch recorder. Most, if not all, reports of butterflies posted on the sightings page will be accounted for

Initial National Lottery support for London-based project Big City Butterflies. Please read more here including a job vacancy

9 Herdwick sheep now at the Millhoppers Reserve

Big Butterfly Count 2018 results - Small Tortoiseshell crashes - details

Brown Hairstreak reported from the Borough of Hillingdon on 2 September - see sightings page and Andrew Middleton's video clips of the butterfly in the area on 6 September

Newsletter issue 75 (Autumn 2017) now online

The Links web page have been updated because some websites have changed their URL address or are now obselete. Some new links have also been added. If there is any website you think is worthy of inclusion please let us know

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

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

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 6 January

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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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