Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Somerset and Bristol Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Somerset and Bristol branch.
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.
A project to protect the south west’s threatened moorland butterflies has received nearly £23,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat, a study has revealed.
Join local experts, Butterfly Conservation and the Natural Futures team for an evening of moth trapping in aid of National Moth Night 2015, followed by an early morning session at 8.30am the next day!
View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol branch region butterfly and moth records