Devon branch

Lydford Old Railway, Devon

Species to look out for


ABlue SmallWelcome to the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

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

Devon has around 39 resident butterfly species and we can help point you in the right direction on where and when is best to see them.

During early 2017 we are updating and adding new sections to this Devon Branch In Your Area web page - please bear with us if something currently looks incomplete!


Dartmoor Woodland Festival Lectures

Saturday 6th May 2017, 9.45am-4.00pm

A day of fascinating short talks from leading researchers and scientists celebrating the diverse woodlands of Dartmoor. Butterfly Conservation will be there introducing their new project 'All the Moor Butterflies'.

Devon: Pearl-bordered Fritillary Workshop

Thursday 11th May 2017, 10.30am-3.00pm

A practical workshop focused on providing you with the knowledge and skills to be able to survey for Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies. No previous knowledge or skills required!

Devon: Field Trip

Sunday 21st May 2017, 10.30am-2.00pm

Join us for a butterfly walk in Haldon Forest near Exeter with the hope of seeing Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and other spring species...

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Conservation Projects in Devon

Pearl-bordered FritillaryThe ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will help to restore and create habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, High Brown Fritillary, Heath Fritillary and Marsh Fritillary on some of the UK’s most famous moorland landscapes, including Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

Other species set to benefit included the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and the Narrow-bordered bee Hawk-moth.

Want to help? Details of conservation events throughout 2017 will be uploaded soon, but why not take a look at some of the other Branch events taking place across Devon to help butterflies and moths.

Key Sites To See Species

Devon BCFind out more about some of our main butterfly species and the best sites to see them in Devon!

Latest Sightings

BrimstoneHave you seen a butterfly? Take a look at our Latest Sightings page to find out what you can see at this time of year and what species were seen each month last year!