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. Why not join in our one of our Events (during the summer we organise field events to show you some of our resident butterfly species and in the winter we organise conservation work days to improve the habitat for butterflies in Devon). Click here to view more details or scroll down this page to the section marked "Get Involved"
Species to look out for
Our latest newsletter is the February 2021 edition which you can download here (and you can also find this on our Members page). Many thanks to our new Newsletter Editor Emma Grice for keeping us all up to date. We have also published a list of our Branch events which you can download here. Please note that ADVANCED BOOKING IS NECESSARY FOR ALL EVENTS. All our past newsletters can also be downloaded from our Members page.
A Brown Hairstreak Egg Survey is underway this winter and we are looking for volunteers to help. For more details see our news item below or click here
Don't forget we still are keeping our Sightings page up to date - there are still butterflies to see on sunny days even as we move into Autumn! So let us know if you have seen any butterflies.
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!
The ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 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.
Find out more about some of our main butterfly species and the best sites to see them in Devon.
Keep up to date with all our latest news by signing up for our email newsletter or catching up on our past ones.
Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is launching its Nurture for Nature campaign today, in partnership with Dobbies Garden Centres, in a bid to encourage more people to look after themselves by looking after the natural world this spring.
2020 hailed as a ‘good’ year for butterflies - but conservation scientists warn that our view of what is ‘good’ might be shifting
Butterfly Conservation's (BC) Chief Scientist Dr Nigel Bourn highlights some significant publications in which BC scientists are involved in.
Climate change raises a great deal of uncertainty for the future of many species, including Lepidoptera. Discover the effects of Climate Change on the Grizzled Skipper butterfly.
Friday 7th to Saturday 8th May 2021, 8:00pm-10:00am
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth
Moth event at Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth
Sunday 9th May 2021, 10:30am-1:30pm
Chudleigh Knighton Heath
Searching for and counting Pearl-bordered Fritillaries
Sunday 6th June 2021, 10:30am-3:00pm
Goat Island/ Undercliffs NNR
Guided walk through Jurassic Coast Undercliffs NNR
Volunteer with us
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.
In your area
- Branch Organiser