In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Norfolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in Norfolk and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Norfolk branch.
Click the link below for the following:
• Information about Norfolk
• Brief history of the Branch
• The Branch activities
• How to become a Member
• Branch Rules
• Past Branch Newsletters
News From Norfolk
Hello and welcome to the seventh Butterfly Alert of 2018. Apologies for the delay in sending this and my thanks to all who reported their Wall sightings - turns out they were just late in emerging. A lot to catch up with this time
Another beautiful day sunshine and no wind. 23 people met in the reserve car park and Will Wes , the warden, kindly gave up his morning to show us round this delightful area.
Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..
Norfolk Branch members are helping to lead a walk at 11am and 2pm as we join farmer Edward Cross at the Abbey Farm annual Open Day.
After the successful visit to this site in 2017, we will again be opening moth traps put out the night before courtesy of NWT.
Butterflies in Norfolk
There are thirty-nine species of butterfly found across Norfolk. These range from very widespread and common species, such as the Peacock and Large White, to species with extremely restricted distributions like the Swallowtail.
Based on the records from 2014, we have provided a list of the butterflies seen across Norfolk.
We have also produced a map and details of where to find these butterflies. This list is being reviewed and updated.
Moths in Norfolk
To date (2014) some 670 species of larger macro-moths and 1120 species of micro-moths have been recorded in Norfolk. These range from species whose range is virtually limited to the county, such as Small Dotted Footman to a range of migrant species which arrive from Europe from time to time to common moths which occur virtually everywhere.
Norfolk is lucky that it has an extremely active moth group called the Norfolk Moth Survey, distinct from Butterfly Conservation. The Norfolk Moth Survey has a website developed by the current county moth recorder for identification and recording of moths, widely considered to be one of the best in the United Kingdom. Butterfly Conservation Norfolk branch has a good working relationship with Norfolk Moth Survey (NMS) . . . read more click here