The population of one of the UK’s rarest butterflies has been strengthened following the introduction of the Heath Fritillary to a new site in the Exmoor National Park.
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.
Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?
A project to protect the south west’s threatened moorland butterflies has received nearly £23,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Come and help us manage sites for the Large Blue butterfly in the Polden Hills landscape, Somerset.
Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch and the Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers and help manage our wonderful Stoke Camp reserve!
As part of a Biffa Award funded project in the Polden Hills, Butterfly Conservation is working with Somerset Wildlife Trust to help the very rare micro-moth, the Liquorice Piercer, on New Hill Nature Reserve. Can you help us?
View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol branch region butterfly and moth records