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
In keeping with BC Covid-19 guidance all our Summer Events are currently cancelled or on hold - we will update this page if the advice changes. The Committee advises that we cannot yet update members whether the Branch Members' Day & AGM in October will be going ahead or not.
Great news - the branch is now on Facebook as well as Twitter. Look for us on Facebook as Butterfly Conservation Devon and on Twitter as @BCDevon.
Don't forget we still are keeping our Sightings page up to date - there are butterflies to see on sunny days! So let us know if you have seen any butterflies. Our next newsletter is due in February - but in the mean time catch up with our previous summer and winter news on our Members page.
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.
A new series of online courses aimed at those interested in identifying butterflies has been launched by the Butterfly Conservation. Spaces are limited and can be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
Chris Packham and wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation are launching this year’s Big Butterfly Count today as a chance for the public to give a gift back to nature this summer.
Please be aware that Manor Yard at Lulworth is now open on a limited basis. All other offices remained closed.
The warm spring weather, capped by the UK’s sunniest May since records began, has led to the early emergence of many butterfly species.
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