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If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Devon branch.


Devon: Great Haldon Field Trip

Saturday 7th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join the Devon Branch on this field trip to see Pearl-bordered Fritillaries and other early butterflies. Numbers of Pearl-bordered Fritillaries have been steadily rising and the breeding areas increased at this site, following conservation management by the Forestry Commission.

Dorset and Devon: Giant Hill Field Trip

Sunday 15th May 2016: 11.00am

Join the Devon and Dorset Branches on a guided walk over chalk downland to search for colonies of Duke of Burgundy butterflies. We shall also look for other species of butterflies, possibly including some Blues, Green Hairstreak, Dingy and Grizzled Skippers and Marsh Fritillary.

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Latest News

Rare Butterfly Spreads Its Wings

One of the UK’s most endangered butterflies has colonised new areas of a Forest in Devon, Butterfly Conservation (BC) can reveal.

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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