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.

AGM Report 1st Oct 2016

Members afternoon – Hethersett Hall, Saturday 1st Oct We were honoured to welcome our main speaker, Matthew Oates who had travelled from Gloucestershire to speak to us.

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Norfolk Events

Norfolk: Norwich Illustrated Talk

Friday 2nd December 2016: 7.30pm

Waifs and Strays - the odd, the unusual and rare insects that have turned up in the eastern countries over the years

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Butterflies in Norfolk

The current butterfly list for Norfolk includes thirty-nine species. These range from very widespread and common species such as Peacock, and Large White to species with extremely restricted distributions such as the Swallowtail. 

Based on the records from 2014 we have provide a list of the butterflies seen.

To view this list click Butterflies Seen in Norfolk 

 We are producing a list of various sites in Norfolk that are recognised for supporting butterflies. This list is being reviewed and updated.

To view the list click Where to see Butterflies in Norfolk

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