Tuesday 8th February 2022, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Online: Zoom


  • Pre-register by email:
  • events@somersetbutterflies.org.uk

51.535939395373, -2.7073460215352

Butterfly Monitoring in Bristol

Transect Walkers help to monitor butterflies in selected sites throughout the summer. These transects provide information on changes in the abundance and status of butterflies throughout the UK and also helps guide the management of many nature reserves, not only our own but those of the National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, the Woodland Trust, RSPB and others.

This evening we will be hearing from some of local branch members who monitor and record the butterflies seen on three of the Transect walks in Bristol.

Peacock (upperwing) - Dean Morley

These sites have been monitored for a number of years and the short presentations will explain what is involved, how they do it and the benefits and achievements of helping with a Transect.

We will also have a short presentation about monitoring and recording the butterflies in the wider area, to get a better picture of the population in various habitats across the countryside (WCBS).

This is a joint meeting with Bristol Naturalists Society organised by Butterfly Conservation (BC) Somerset & Bristol Branch.

Venue:  This will be held online via Zoom (pre-registration is required)

Time:  The meeting will commence at 7.30pm

Chairpersons:  Peter Bright (Butterfly Conservation - Branch Transect Coordinator) & Maico Weites (Bristol Naturalists' Society - Invertabrate Coordinator)


  • Narroways and Ashley Hill Allotments - by Mike Manson & Harry McPhillimy
  • Leigh Woods - by Carole Burnett
  • Lamplighter's Marsh - by Stephen Judd

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey  (WCBS) - by Andy Danford

We expect the meeting will close around 9pm


You will be required to register in advance and we will then email you details on how to join the Zoom online meeting the week before.

Please email @email to register.

The Somerset & Bristol Branch would like to support more meetings based in or near Bristol and would like to hear from anyone interested in contributing to their organisation.

Please contact Peter Bright,   transect@somersetbutterflies.org.uk