Somerset and Bristol branch

Mount Fancy Reserve

Species to look out for


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

Butterfly Walks in Somerset and Bristol

Butterfly Walks booklet This beautifully illustrated guidebook provides everything you need to know on where to spot every species of butterfly this part of the country has to offer, including the previously extinct Large Blue.

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Latest News

Rare Butterfly Returns To The Moor

The population of one of the UK’s rarest butterflies has been strengthened following the introduction of the Heath Fritillary to a new site in the Exmoor National Park.

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Somerset: Wild Liquorice Seeding Work Task

Tuesday 12th January 2016

As part of a Biffa Award funded project in the Polden Hills, Butterfly Conservation is working with Somerset Wildlife Trust to help the very rare micro-moth, the Liquorice Piercer, on New Hill Nature Reserve. Can you help us?

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Test thumb 1View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol branch region butterfly and moth records