Somerset and Bristol branch

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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.

The Large Blue Butterfly Needs Your Help!

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is calling on people in Somerton and Langport to help them secure the future of a globally endangered butterfly.

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Somerset And Bristol: Buckland Wood Guided Walk

Sunday 8th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Forestry Commission reserve, managed by BC and the Neroche Project under a HLS Grant. See butterflies of woodland and flowery grassland, with Duke of Burgundy, Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper butterflies the principal target species.

Somerset And Bristol: Worley Hill Guided Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this private reserve managed by the J&F Clark Trust and Millfield School. We hope to see Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue butterflies.

Somerset And Bristol: Dolebury Warren Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11.00am-1.30pm

Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve including an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna. The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.

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