Your Records

Your butterfly and moth records are essential to allow us to continue our conservation work. We welcome butterfly and moth records from anywhere in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. You do not have to be a member of Butterfly Conservation in order to submit records.
Records must be sent to the recorders for inclusion in our database. If you have sent the information to the Webmaster for the Sightings page, these records will be transcribed and sent to the recorder, so there is no need to send them again.
Records should include a minimum of recorder's name, sighting date, location (preferably with a six-digit grid reference), species and numbers seen. Ideally, records should be submitted monthly (note that biological recording uses the "vice-county" system. Herbaria@Home is a handy site for working out the vice-county from a grid reference).
Records can be submitted to iRecord if you prefer (registration required).

Butterfly Records

Butterfly records for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire should be sent to the Butterfly Records Officer. Please use the spreadsheet if possible.
Completed spreadsheets for Garden Surveys and Churchyard Surveys should be sent to the Garden and Churchyard Survey Co-ordinator. The Co-ordinator will ensure all records are passed on to the Butterfly Records Officer. Please use the appropriate spreadsheet if possible.

Moth Records

Moth records for the three counties should be sent to the appropriate County Moth Recorder.
The County Moth Recorders can help with moth identification, but they may need to see a good quality photo or the moth specimen for confirmation. Please contact your County Moth Recorder as soon as possible if you think you have found a rare moth.