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
Devon BC Members' Day & AGM - Saturday 27th October, Boniface Centre, Crediton
Not long now to our annual Members Day and AGM. Find out more about this (and all our other branch news) in the latest Branch Newsletter (October 2018) - download from here! You can also see the full list of our Winter Conservation Events in the newsletter - or why not find them here online! Scroll down to the Events box in the Get Involved section of this Welcome page to see the next few Events coming up.
You can click below to download our BC Devon Members' Day Flyer for details of talks and how to book lunch.
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.
Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.
Numbers of one of the UK’s best known garden butterflies have plummeted this summer despite the record-breaking hot weather, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.
Scottish Ministers have “called-in” plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo, East Sutherland after deciding that the case is of ‘national importance’.
History fans are being asked to take a closer look at castles this summer in a bid to track the march north of a butterfly success story.
Saturday 27th October 2018, 10.00am-4.30pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton Parish Church, Church Lane CREDITON EX17 2AH
Devon Butterfly Conservation MEMBERS’ DAY & AGM
Wednesday 31st October 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Newbridge car park, TQ13 7NT
Join us to clear gorse and brambles from this important Fritillary butterfly site.
Sunday 4th November 2018, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Teigngrace Meadow near Stover Country Park
Removing scrub and young trees in some areas to encourage more young grassland.
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.
- Branch Organiser