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"

Devon updates

September 2018

Apologies to all our Devon Branch members for the lack of up-to-date content on this web page for a while - the good news is that your Branch Web Team of Dave Holloway, Bill Potter & Amanda Hunter are now back online!

More news about this and all our other branch news - plus lots about our wonderful Devon butterfly species in the latest Branch Newsletter (October 2018) which has just been released - download from here - hot off the press! 

Devon BC Members' Day & AGM - Saturday 27th October, Boniface Centre, Crediton

Much more information about our annual Members Day and AGM is also available in this edition of the Branch newsletter and you can click here download our BC Devon Members' Day Flyer below for details of talks and how to book lunch.

BC Devon Members Day flyer Oct 18

News about our Winter Conservation Work Days will be online in our Events pages soon.


Learn more 

Green Hairstreak - Iain H Leach

Latest Sightings

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!

Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Iain H Leach

Conservation projects in Devon

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.

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle

Key sites to see species

Find out more about some of our main butterfly species and the best sites to see them in Devon.

Brimstone moth - Patrick Clement

Newsletters and email news

Keep up to date with all our latest news by signing up for our email newsletter or catching up on our past ones. 

Get involved 


Catch up on all our news


  • Devon: Branch Members' Day & AGM

    Saturday 27th October 2018, 10.00am-4.30pm

    Boniface Centre, Crediton Parish Church, Church Lane CREDITON EX17 2AH

    Devon Butterfly Conservation MEMBERS’ DAY & AGM

See all our upcoming events

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.

Find out how to get involved.