Species to look out for
Welcome to the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Devon branch.
Devon has around 39 resident butterfly species and we can help point you in the right direction on where and when is best to see them.
Devon Members' Day
We were very pleased to welcome so many of our Branch Members to our annual Members' Day at Crediton on 21st October 2017 and we hope you all enjoyed the day.
If you attended and have any comments or feedback on the day then please do use our Contact box on the far right of this web page.
Work Party - Teigngrace Meadow - clearing scrub and coppicing trees
Help increase habitat for rare Fritillary butterflies at this beautiful location on Dartmoor.
Work party - Lydford Old Railway BC reserve - winter clearance work for the Heath Fritillary & more.
UK braced for influx of rare continental moths looking for ivy to feed upon
Only 3 weeks to go until our Branch Members Day/AGM on 21st October 2017 - if you are attending don't forget to make your lunch booking!
The Red Admiral enjoyed a record summer in this year's Big Butterfly Count...
Conservation Projects in Devon
The ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will help to restore and create habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, High Brown Fritillary, Heath Fritillary and Marsh Fritillary on some of the UK’s most famous moorland landscapes, including Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.
Want to help? Details of conservation events throughout 2017 will be uploaded soon, but why not take a look at some of the other Branch events taking place across Devon to help butterflies and moths.
All the Moor Butterflies newsletters
May 17 edition - including details of how to volunteer to help survey butterflies and also updates on all the ATMB events.
Sept 17 edition - including details of how fritillary surveys have gone this year and news of how you can help on winter conservation days.
You can follow Simon Phelps on Twitter at @SimonATMB_BC. Simon is a Conservation Officer for Butterfly Conservation @savebutterflies and is one of the project officers on ATMB.
Key Sites To See Species
Find out more about some of our main butterfly species and the best sites to see them in Devon!
Have you seen a butterfly? Take a look at our Latest Sightings page to find out what you can see at this time of year and what species were seen each month last year!