Help save local rare and threatened butterflies

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Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Butterfly Appeal. You have helped to raise a wonderful £3651 to save local, rare and threatened butterflies in Bedfordshire.

60% of monitored UK butterfly species have declined, including the Duke of Burgundy, small blue and dingy skipper.

But these rare butterflies can be found on your doorstep.

We are managing habitat at Totternhoe nature reserve in Bedfordshire especially for these beautiful creatures. They rely on chalk grassland to feed and breed, but in recent years the quality and quantity of grassland has reduced.

Only 300 hectares of this precious habitat remains in Bedfordshire.

It is essential that we restore and link together areas of chalk grassland wherever possible - this will not just benefit butterflies but a host of other creatures which share their habitat, for example, turtle doves, slow-worms and small mammals.


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You can also give...

  • By phone using a credit/debit card by calling 01954 713543
  • By post by sending a cheque made payable to 'The Wildlife Trust BCN' and send it to us at The Manor House, Broad St, Great Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DH

Thank you!

Your support will fund vital wildlife work across the three counties. Some part/all of your donations to this Wildlife BCN appeal could be used to make a Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment to a landfill operator to secure a grant through the Landfill Communities Fund.



Gift Aid


imageEvery £1 you give could be worth £1.25 to local wildlife no extra cost to you!

By agreeing to the Gift Aid statement below we can reclaim the tax paid on the donations you make to us. Click here to read the Gift Aid statement. 

Please treat this and all donations or subscriptions made to the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire in the past 4 years, and all future donations or subscriptions, as Gift Aid donations. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the Wildlife Trust will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.” If you have already made a Gift Aid declaration with the Wildlife Trust BCN you do not need to do so again.