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.
Join us for our Butterflies of the Lake District webinar and learn about the common and rare species you can find here. Plus, by signing up you'll be helping fund on-the-ground conservation work in nearby Morecambe Bay.
A new project called Kent’s Magnificent Moths will save and celebrate some of the UK’s most unique and special moths which are found in the county.
In the wake of the inter-supermarket caterpillar cake debacle, Iceland has announced it will launch brand-new Iceland Bonny the Butterfly Cakes to promote the importance of biodiversity, with all profits going to Butterfly Conservation.
Residents of Norton in Stourbridge are set to see a boost to numbers of the striking Scarlet Tiger moth thanks to a £3,938 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET).
Sunday 9th May 2021, 10:30am-1:30pm
Chudleigh Knighton Heath
Searching for and counting Pearl-bordered Fritillaries
Sunday 13th June 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm
June Locks Park Farm, near Hatherleigh
Guided walk exploring the insect and other wildlife of a small County Wildlife Site
Sunday 27th June 2021, 10:30am-2:30pm
Ashclyst Forest Gate car park
Guided walk at Ashclyst Forest best known for the White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillaries and Scarlet Tiger moths
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