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Welcome to the Hertfordshire & Middlesex branch of Butterfly Conservation

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

There are 37 resident butterfly species in our branch area including the recently colonised Adonis Blue in the Royston area.

More information on species can be viewed here


Around 1600 moths can be found in the two counties. An introduction is provided here on our website.

The Hertfordshire and Middlesex Moths Group website can be viewed here


Many important sites for butterflies exist in our branch area including our own Millhopper's Reserve

More on other sites can be viewed here

News Archive: 2023 / 2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018

23 Jul 2024: Brown Hairstreak

22 Jul 2024: Silver-washed Fritillaries in Symonshyde Great Wood

22 Jul 2024: Least Carpet & Riband Wave at Southgate

21 Jul 2024: Silver Washed Fritillary f. Valezina

21 Jul 2024: Chalk Hill Blues at Hexton Chalk Pit

20 Jul 2024: Immature lepidoptera on hop in Stevenage garden

20 Jul 2024: Friends of Alexandra Park Walk

19 Jul 2024: Silver-washed Fritillaries in Berrygrove Wood

19 Jul 2024: Batford

19 Jul 2024: Purple Hairstreak & Six-spot Burnet at Trent Park

18 Jul 2024: Ware garden

18 Jul 2024: Purple Emperor at Bedmond

18 Jul 2024: Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral & Speckled Wood at Trent Park

18 Jul 2024: Hertford Heath and Balls Wood

17 Jul 2024: Uxbridge Fields & Hillingdon House Farm

17 Jul 2024: Comma & Large White at Trent Park

16 Jul 2024: Comma & Large Skipper at Trent Park

15 Jul 2024: Latticed Heath & Six-spot Burnet at Trent Park

14 Jul 2024: Double-striped Pug & Garden Carpet at Southgate

14 Jul 2024: Feast for an Emperor

The Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch has over 1500 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