If you live in Norfolk and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Norfolk branch.
To find out the following:
• Information about Norfolk
• Brief history of the Branch
• The Branch activities
• How to become a Member
• Past Branch Newsletters
Species to look out for
Keep up to date with the branch news. It is worth a regular visit. You can find the reports from the field trips, our AGM and other interesting local news. There are links to previous years news.
The branch provides a newsletters each Spring and Autumn. Each member of the Norfolk branch receives a newsletter during their membership. This page has past newsletter from Autumn 2014. This page is updated each year.
Find out about what species can be found in Norfolk. Most of these butterflies are widespread, but others are restricted to certain habitats and locations. There are currently 37 species in Norfolk after the discovery of the Purple Emperor.
This page includes a map to show where butterflies are commonly found. Direction and additional information is provided. A link to a map for each site is included and by clicking the marked you see a map reference and nearest postcode.
On this page you can find the various ways to record the butterflies you see. This information is sent to our country record who then uses it to discover the first and last last sighting of a species in a particular year.
At various events we run a moth trap which we open for those attending. Included in this page as lists of the moths recorded at various events. This page is being updated and expanded in 2020. Norfolk has a very active moth group which has a link on this page.
Do you enjoy being out and about during the the warm summer months watching butterflies?
Would you like to learn or develop further your identification skills of these beautiful creatures?
Are you interested in citizen science, being part of a valuable and highly respected scientific survey?
If you answered 'Yes' to any or all of these questions then have a look at the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey
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).
Wednesday 16th June 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm
Walk round this Hevingham Fuel Allotment Charity Site which is managed by NWT, looking for Silver Studded Blue butterflies..
Tuesday 13th July 2021, 10:00am-2:00pm
Our second visit to Grimes Graves, this rarely trapped Breckland site, following a successful meeting there in 2019. We will be hoping for a variety of Breckland specialities including Reddish Light Arches, Clouded Buff and Cream-spot Tiger.
Wednesday 28th July 2021, 9:00pm-11:00am
Foxley Wood (Norfolk Wildlife Trust)
We will again be opening moth traps put out the night before at this superb mixedwoodland reserve courtesy of NWT
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 Chair & Organiser
- Membership Secretary