Devon branch

Lydford Old Railway, Devon

Species to look out for


High Brown FritillaryWelcome 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.  


Devon: Dartmoor Work Party

Wednesday 29th November 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm

Help increase habitat for rare Fritillary butterflies at this beautiful location on Dartmoor.

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Latest News

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Conservation Projects in Devon

Pearl-bordered FritillaryThe ‘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.

Other species set to benefit included the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and the Narrow-bordered bee Hawk-moth.

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

Devon BCFind out more about some of our main butterfly species and the best sites to see them in Devon!

Latest Sightings

BrimstoneHave 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!