Somerset and Bristol branch

Mount Fancy Reserve

Species to look out for


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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

Butterfly Walks booklet 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.

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Latest News

Liquorice-Loving Moth Needs Your Help!

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.

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

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.

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Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016: 11.00am

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a visit to this National Nature Reserve (NNR) to look for Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, also the Scarlet Tiger-moth, dragonflies and damselflies.

Somerset and Bristol: Guided Walk

Sunday 10th July 2016: 11.00am

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this visit this site in the north of Somerset, almost at the county’s border with Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, to see a local butterfly haunt with many species of butterflies.

Somerset And Bristol: Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 11.00am

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on a trip to a private woodland managed by the Forestry Commission, with rides, ponds, etc., which is kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners. We hope to see White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreak butterflies.

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