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.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch.
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This guidebook includes:
- Photographs of each species
- Where and when to see them
- Why are they disappearing
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Big Butterfly Count sees a drop in participants compared to 2020 and 2021, and urges the public not to forget the benefits of being connected to nature – and it’s not too late to take part!
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Butterfly Conservation launches this year’s Big Butterfly Count with a warning that time is running out to help save species.
Saturday 13th August 2022, 10:30am-2:00pm
Horsenden Hill, meet Horsenden Farm, Horsenden Lane North, Greenford, UB6 7PQ
Guided walk for White-letter Hairstreak and other summer butterflies including Marbled White and Purple Hairstreak, and see the moths recorded the previous night with local expert Dave Howdon. Joint event with the Friends of Horsenden Hill and Ealing Wildlife Group.
No booking is required
Monday 22nd August 2022, 11:00am-1:00pm
Therfield Road car park off Therfield Road in Royston
Guided butterfly walk for Adonis Blue and late summer butterflies. An opportunity to be shown around this important chalk grassland site with local expert Martin Johnson. Therfield Heath supports a recently established colony of Adonis Blue
No booking required
Sunday 25th September 2022, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Nomansland Common Near Harpenden
Guided walk for Small Copper and other early autumn butterflies. A Wilder St Albans Event with local expert Malcolm Hull
Booking is essential
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.
In your area
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- Membership Secretary and Newsletter editor:
- Recording and Transect co-ordinator:
- Website co-ordinator: