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
Although we are coming to the end of the butterfly season there are still plenty of butterflies on the wing - and members are enjoying some exciting migrant sightings including Long-tailed Blues. Checkout our Sightings page for full details.
Want to know more about this butterflies in general and how Devon's butterflies have fared in 2019? Then come along to our Members Day & AGM in Crediton on Saturday 19th October 2019. Click on the link below to see the Flyer for the event and also read more about the event in our latest newsletter link below.
Coming up on 26th November 2019 is another event being held at the University of Exeter - Conservation in the South-West uplands: challenges and solutions. More details on this link.
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.
In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.
UK wildlife charities have teamed up with England’s government advisor on natural environment to persuade local councils and landowners to help save our pollinators.
At the first event of its kind, local authorities and other organisations will be asked to change the way they manage road verges, roundabouts and other valuable grassland habitats to benefit wildlife.
Climate change is causing a striking butterfly from southern Europe to appear in record-breaking numbers across the south of England, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation can reveal.
Winnie the Pooh is encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by joining Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.
Friday 27th September 2019, 7:00pm
Meeth Quarry Devon Wildlife Trust
Moth event at Meeth Quarry Devon Wildlife Trust with a target species of the Clifden Nonpareil moth.
Saturday 19th October 2019, 10:00am
Boniface Centre, Crediton Parish Church, Church Lane CREDITON EX17 2AH
Devon Butterfly Conservation MEMBERS’ DAY & AGM
Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm
Chudleigh Knighton Heath (north end)
Essential winter clearance work to benefit the Pearl and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.
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