Species to look out for
Welcome 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!
Join the Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire Branches at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and other species...
Join the Devon Branch on a butterfly walk with the hope of seeing the rare Silver-spotted Skipper as well as …
Come and join Exmoor National Park Authority, Butterfly Conservation and friends for an evening of camping and activities in the wilds of Exmoor.
White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
Conservation Projects in Devon
The ‘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.
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.
All the Moor Butterflies newsletters
May 17 edition - including details of how to volunteer to help survey butterflies and also updates on all the ATMB events.
You can follow Simon Phelps on Twitter at @SimonATMB_BC. Simon is a Conservation Officer for Butterfly Conservation @savebutterflies and is one of the project officers on ATMB.
Key Sites To See Species
Find out more about some of our main butterfly species and the best sites to see them in Devon!
Have 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!