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.

Looking forward to butterflies in 2018

Want to know what butterflies and moths that our members are seeing now?  Why not check out our Latest Sightings page.  The first Devon butterfly sightings of 2018 were both Red Admirals (on 1st & 2nd of January) and, no doubt other overwintering species will be on the wing again soon.  You can see how Sightings are going in the whole of the UK at BC's First Butterfly Sightings of 2018 page.  If you use Twitter follow us on @BCDevon.

Want to get more involved?  We have a number of winter conservation work days in January, February and March - check out the Events listing below for more details and we will publicising details of our Summer Events shortly on this site too!

Information for members

We ain to send an email each month to all our members with updates about Events coming up during the month.  You can see our latest email on our Members' page together with other useful information for members.  


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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? 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 & survey results

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.

2017 ATMB Survey results

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!

Branch Newsletters

BC Devon - Summer Events 2018

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BC Devon Summer Events 2018 - printed Jan 18 - Events information may be updated, please check the Events listing on this In Your Area web page for the latest details.