Norfolk branch

Catfield Fen, Norfolk

Species to look out for


Swallowtail by Peter EelesWelcome 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

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News From Norfolk

Butterfly Alert No 7 18Jun2018

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

Bure Valley Marsh Walk 6June2018 Field Report

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.

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Norfolk Events

Norfolk: Field Trip To Buxton Heath

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm

Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..

Norfolk: Abbey Farm, Flitcham Open Day

Sunday 1st July 2018, 8.00am-5.00pm

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.

Norfolk: Field Trip To Foxley Wood

Tuesday 10th July 2018, 11am-1pm

After the successful visit to this site in 2017, we will again be opening moth traps put out the night before courtesy of NWT.

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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