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!
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'.
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!
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...
Butterfly Conservation welcomes B&Q's decision to stop using conversational pesticides
Survey reveals 2016 was the fourth worst year on record for UK butterflies
Butterfly collector sentenced for killing the UK's rarest butterfly
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.
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!