White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Norfolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in Norfolk and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Norfolk branch.
Click the link below for the following:
• Information about Norfolk
• Brief history of the Branch
• The Branch activities
• How to become a Member
• Branch Rules
• Past Branch Newsletters
News From Norfolk
Butterflies in the Park - Eaton Park 6 August 2017 At the kind invitation of "The Friends of Eaton Park" group the branch had a stand there on Sunday 6th August....
Holme NOA and NWT26 July 2017 Field Trip Report On Wednesday 26th July some twenty people gathered at Holme Norfolk Ornithological Association (NOA) where Sophie Barker opened 5 traps she had put out the night before.........
Join the Norfolk Branch and Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) for this moth event at Cley Marshes and see what we find when we open the moth trap...
All welcome to A Taste of Thailand - an illustrated talk by Anne Mansfield covering different aspects of wildlife. Anticipate some wonderful landscape and wildlife images...
One of the illustrated talks at the Norfolk Branch AGM is 'The Wonder of Butterflies' by Patrick Barkham, well-known author, journalist and butterfly enthusiast. Everyone is welcome to attend this event...
Butterflies in Norfolk
There are thirty-nine species of butterfly found across Norfolk. These range from very widespread and common species, such as the Peacock and Large White, to species with extremely restricted distributions like the Swallowtail.
Based on the records from 2014, we have provided a list of the butterflies seen across Norfolk.
We have also produced a map and details of where to find these butterflies. This list is being reviewed and updated.
Moths in Norfolk
To date (2014) some 670 species of larger macro-moths and 1120 species of micro-moths have been recorded in Norfolk. These range from species whose range is virtually limited to the county, such as Small Dotted Footman to a range of migrant species which arrive from Europe from time to time to common moths which occur virtually everywhere.
Norfolk is lucky that it has an extremely active moth group called the Norfolk Moth Survey, distinct from Butterfly Conservation. The Norfolk Moth Survey has a website developed by the current county moth recorder for identification and recording of moths, widely considered to be one of the best in the United Kingdom. Butterfly Conservation Norfolk branch has a good working relationship with Norfolk Moth Survey (NMS) . . . read more click here