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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

20 May 2024: Alabonia geoffrella, Brimstone, Cinnabar, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Mother Shipton, Orange Footman, Orange-tip, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver Y, Small Heath, Small White, Speckled Wood & Yellow-barred Longhorn at Enfield, Southgate & Trent Park

20 May 2024: Small Heath out in force

20 May 2024: Small Copper

19 May 2024: Large Tortoiseshell

19 May 2024: Small Heath at Oakwood Park & Holly Blue & Speckled Wood at Enfield Town & Town Park, Enfield

19 May 2024: Holly Blues

18 May 2024: Small Blues

18 May 2024: Branch Walk: 7 Dingy Skippers in Hemel

18 May 2024: Butterflies & Moths at Enfield, Southgate & Trent Park

17 May 2024: Small Blue

17 May 2024: Hexton Chalk Pit

17 May 2024: Beane Valley Grizzled Skippers

17 May 2024: Painted Lady

17 May 2024: Orange Beauty at Oakwood Park

17 May 2024: Addition to walks programme

17 May 2024: Bug for missing photos on duplicate news items fixed

16 May 2024: Late afternoon sun

16 May 2024: Grizzled Skipper at Waterford Heath south

16 May 2024: Trackside Survey and garden butterflies

15 May 2024: Alabonia geoffrella, Brimstone, Green Carpet, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Orange-tip, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Silver Y, Small White & Speckled Wood at Enfield & Trent Park

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