Butterfly Conservation welcomes B&Q's decision to stop using controversial pesticides
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.
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Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels. Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...
The Somerset and Bristol Branch are joining the Dorset Branch for this guided walk over rich chalk downland, where colonies of Duke of Burgundy, Adonis Blue and Marsh Fritillary butterflies can be found...
Join Butterfly Conservation and the National Trust on a walk over Halse Combe to view the Heath Fritillary butterfly.
View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol branch region butterfly and moth records