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.
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 spectacular European butterfly has travelled to the UK and for the first time on record, survived the British winter, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.
Nature lovers in Somerset and Bristol will be able to discover some of the UK’s rarest and most beautiful butterflies following the launch of a new guidebook for the area.
Find out more on the summer events on Large Blue
Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at the Stoke Camp reserve, which has some spectacular views. We will be targeting species like the Small Blue, Brown Argus and may even see an early Ringlet butterfly.
Join Butterfly Conservation's Somerset & Bristol Branch at this National Nature Reserve, where we will look for Purple Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary amongst others.
View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol branch region butterfly and moth records