Norfolk branch

Catfield Fen, Norfolk

Species to look out for

Welcome

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

The UKBMS 40th Anniversary Symposium Report

The UKBMS 40th Anniversary Symposium On Saturday, November 12th I attended this meeting at CEH Wallingford, after a rather tediously wet journey from King’s Lynn. I met up with several people whom I knew from Monk’s Wood where I worked for a while as a volunteer before it closed, and Jeremy Thomas whom I was at school with.

Stoke Ferry Butterfly 14 May 2017 Field Trip Report

May Stoke Ferry Butterfly Field Trip May 2017 - Norfolk Butterfly Conservation Society After overnight rain showers, the sun came out and warmer than forecast temperatures augured well for our first butterfly spotting field trip of 2017 at the Cut-off channel in Stoke Ferry on Sunday 14th May this year led by BCS field trip organiser Ann. Our principal target butterflies were the scarce Grizzled skipper and the unfortunately named Dingy skipper, both threatened regional “Priority Action Plan” species that have been in long term decline.

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Norfolk Events

Norfolk: Moth Event North Norfolk Bioblitz

Saturday 22nd July 2017: 9.30am

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Norfolk: Moth Event - North Norfolk Bioblitz

Sunday 23rd July 2017: 10.15am

Butterfly Conservation will be helping Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Holkham Estate on this extensive Bioblitz by running moth traps. This event is taking place during Big Butterfly Count, the largest insect citizen science project in the world...

Norfolk: Moth Event - Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association

Wednesday 2nd August 2017: 10am

Join the Norfolk Branch and Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association (NOA) at Holme to watch the opening of traps set the night before followed by a guided butterfly walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...

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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