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Sending in your butterfly and moth records to us
is essential if we are to continue our conservation work. We welcome information on
sightings from anywhere within our three counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or
Oxfordshire. Anyone can send in records, whether or not you are a
Butterfly Conservation, although if you are not a member we do hope that you will
seriously consider becoming one! Records must be sent to the recorders listed below
for inclusion in our database, even if you have already sent some information to any
of our Champions or to the Webmaster for the website Sightings Pages.
All butterfly records for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire
or Oxfordshire should be sent to the Upper Thames Branch Butterfly Records Officer.
24 Fettiplace Road
Oxon OX13 6PL
Butterfly recording forms can be downloaded here as either Microsoft Word, Excel or Adobe PDF files. Please use the Casual Recording Form if you have records from several different locations. The Site Recording Form can be used if you have several records from just one particular site. If you have a lot of records to enter from different locations you might find it easier to use the Butterfly Records Spreadsheet:
Atlas recording - we need your help in August!
1430 recorded squares - 12.9 species per 2km square (average). Note: Yellow squares are under-recorded and need further visits.
Upper Thames Branch records - poorly recorded squares: 2010-14 (as at 17th August 2014)
The pale mauve dots in the map above are squares with only one or two species recorded, so are targets for a further visit. SU7296 is our best square so far, with 34 species recorded (Aston Rowant). Please note, however, that this map does not yet include transect data, which will boost numbers in several 2km squares.
To help you orient where these gaps are, the next map shows the major cities and towns in our area. We particularly need records from: Milton Keynes/N. Bucks, the areas around Banbury, south-east of Oxford, south of Witney, NW of Newbury and between Wallingford and Reading.
Below we have maps of records for a few common Summer species from
2010-2014 - these show additional gaps at the species level indicating where more visits are needed.
Any help you can give us with recording in any of these gaps will be very welcome. Please contact Jim Asher for further details. If you would like to help with recording within a particular 10km square, please contact Jan Haseler.
|Meadow Brown: 2010-14 (as at July 2014)||Gatekeeper: 2010-14 (as at July 2014)|
|Small Tortoiseshell: 2010-14 (as at 17th August 2014)||Common Blue: 2010-14 (as at 17th August 2014)|
Moth records for the three counties should be sent directly to the relevant County Moth Recorder. Click here for help on recording moths and useful information about the UTB county boundaries.
County Moth Recorder for Berkshire
County Moth Recorder for Buckinghamshire
County Moth Recorder for Oxfordshire
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