During 2017 we will be building up this online Photo Gallery of Butterflies and Moths in Devon and we invite branch members to send in their photos for possible inclusion in these monthly pages (see links below). The most interesting of these photos will also be put into a presentation which will be shown at our next Members Day on 21st October 2017. More information about sending in photos is given below.
If you are sending in your photo to give us a formal record of this sighting please use the link on our Latest Sightings page to email it in. (For more information about Recording Butterfles in Devon we will shortly have a new page online with all the information you need about all the different ways you can record your sightings)
For photos of butterflies that you have already recorded by some other recording method please use this email link and please be sure to tell us where you took the photo.
Please ensure that that the photo you submit has been taken by you, in Devon, in 2017. Our aim is to build up a Gallery which will be a useful aid to butterfly identification and, although we aim to include as many of your photos as possible, the final decisions on which photos are included will depend on species and clarity of the photos, as well as on interesting photographic composition.
Please note this excerpt from the Butterfly Conservation Policy on collecting, breeding and photography. "Taking photographs..... can be a captivating hobby but the priority must always be the welfare of insect populations and their habitat. Photographers should take care to minimise disturbance or damage to habitats."