Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and the environment
Butterfly Conservation
40 years of saving butterflies, moths and our environment
   Cambridgeshire and Essex Branch

SUBMIT A SIGHTING REPORT

Use the form below to tell us about your butterfly sightings. If you cannot use the form for any reason, please but be sure to provide the details requested in the form, and read the guidelines if attaching any photos. (Using the form helps the site admins and will generally result in your sighting being published sooner!)

Please note that we will not normally post sightings of moths or hibernating butterflies - sightings should be of active adult butterflies

Date (dd/mm/yy):
The date of your sighting in dd/mm/yy format.
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Location:
Brief location, such as "Earith nature reserve".
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OS Grid Reference:
Please include a 4- or 6-figure OS grid reference if known. Example: "TL386761". This mapping tool (external link) may be useful.

Species seen:
Select at least one species seen.
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Small TortoiseshellCommaPeacock
Red AdmiralPainted LadyWhite Admiral
Heath FritillarySilver-washed FritillaryDark Green Fritillary
Purple Emperor
 
BrimstoneSmall whiteLarge white
Green-veined whiteOrange-TipClouded Yellow
 
Speckled WoodWallSmall Heath
Marbled WhiteRingletMeadow Brown
Gatekeeper
 
Grizzled SkipperDingy SkipperLarge Skipper
Small SkipperEssex Skipper
 
Green HairstreakWhite-letter HairstreakPurple Hairstreak
Black HairstreakHolly BlueBrown Argus
Common BlueSmall CopperChalkhill Blue
 
Other
Reporter:
Your name (or who made the sighting), which will be listed on the sightings page.
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email:
Your email address will not be published or stored by us, but is useful if we need to contact you about your report.
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Tick here if you'd like a copy of your report by email.
Description:
Any descriptive notes you wish to add, such as counts for each species, what the butterflies were doing, weather conditions, or anything else of note.

Notes:
Any other notes to our sighting reviewers who process your report. These notes will not normally be included on the website.

  
Photo uploadsIf you wish, you can upload up to three photos. Please read the notes at the bottom of the page regarding photo submissions.
Photo 1:

 Subject:
Please describe the photo, e.g. species
 
Photo 2:

 Subject:
Please describe the photo, e.g. species
 
Photo 3:

 Subject:
Please describe the photo, e.g. species



Submitting photos? Please read these notes:

  • Photos are generally linked alongside your sighting report and added to this year's photo gallery
  • Only JPEG files are accepted (.jpg file extension)
  • Please crop your photos before submission. All images will be resized on upload to keep them a manageable size. Apologies if they lose some quality in this process
  • Give each photo a subject/title: Just the species name will do in most cases.
  • Photos must be owned by you. You retain the copyright but grant us permission to publish the pictures on our website
  • We will not pass your photos to third parties, but we cannot prevent visitors taking copies of your photos
  • Be selective! Butterflies only please, and avoid multiple photos of the same specimen or species, out of focus images, butterflies hidden by vegetation etc. Exceptions can be made if the subject is of particular interest, such as a rare species or a butterfly exhibiting unusual behaviour.
  • Due to limited space on our server, we do not guarantee to host or publish every photo submitted. Please don't be offended if we don't show your photo! Those that are published may be removed at any time.

 
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