Norfolk branch

Catfield Fen, Norfolk

Species to look out for


Swallowtail by Peter EelesWelcome 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

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News From Norfolk

Butterfly Alert No 12

Hello and welcome to alert number 12. Newly reported are Purple and White-letter Hairstreak and Essex Skipper - while Silver-washed Fritillary are now flying in good numbers, as are White Admiral. Holt Country Park also has Broad-bordered Bee Hawk flying now.


BEESTON COMMON FIELD TRIP REPORT 17 June 2017 A very pleasant day with lots of sun and light wind. 18 people attended the walk. Francis Farrow kindly led us round as it is his patch.

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Norfolk Events

Norfolk: Moth Event - Cley NWT

Thursday 29th June 2017: 9.30am

We will be opening several moth traps put out the night before around this important North Norfolk Nature Reserve courtesy of NWT

Norfolk: Field Trip To Buxton Heath

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm

Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..

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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