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 Branch Members' Day & AGM
Saturday 21st October 2017
9.45 am - 4.30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton
Devon Branch Members' Day & AGM, including illustrated talks & lunch
Work Party - Chudleigh Knighton Heath - management for Fritillaries
Work Party - Teigngrace Meadow - clearing scrub and coppicing trees
Gardeners are being urged to keep their eye out for a potential butterfly bonanza this autumn
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
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.
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!