Butterfly Conservation (BC) is calling on wildlife enthusiasts around Somerset’s Polden Hills to help stop the decline of a beautiful moth by planting Wild Liquorice seeds on a nature reserve.
Species to look out for
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Butterfly Walks in Somerset and Bristol
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.
More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.
Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is calling on people in Somerton and Langport to help them secure the future of a globally endangered butterfly.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their reserve, where we hope to see Brimstone, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood, plus possibly Holly Blue and Common Blues butterflies.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on their Stoke Camp reserve in the Mendips, holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.
Join Jenny Plackett (Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer, Butterfly Conservation) and and Paul Camp (National Trust) on this Heath Fritillary site. The walk is a great opportunity to learn about its life cycle and habitat requirements and the work on Exmoor to restore its fortunes.
View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol branch region butterfly and moth records