Welcome

If you live in Norfolk and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Norfolk branch.

Elephant Hawk-moth - Bob Eade

To find out the following:

• Information about Norfolk
• Brief history of the Branch
• The Branch activities
• How to become a Member
• Past Branch Newsletters

 Find out more 


Puss moth - Iain Leach

Branch News

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.

Swallowtail (underwing) - Pete Withers

Branch Newsletter

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.

Norfolk Ringlet

Butterflies in Norfolk

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. 

Purple Emperor (male/upperwing) - Iain Leach

Where to see Butterflies in Norfolk

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.

Peacock - Neil Hulme

First and Last Sightings

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.

Small Elephant Hawk-moth - Koen Thonissen

Moths in Norfolk

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.

Speckled Wood - Bob Eade

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey

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

News

  • Three garden ideas for the Easter weekend in April

    As lockdown continues and we all abide by the Government’s advice to stay safe in our homes over the four-day Easter break, anyone with an outdoor space will be making the most of the sunny forecast this weekend.

  • An update for our supporters

    Please be aware that all our offices, including Manor Yard at Lulworth, are now closed due to government advice re Coronavirus Covid-19.

  • Butterflies bounce back to their best year in over 20 years

    The summer of 2019 boosted UK butterfly population to give them their best year since 1997 according to a study.

  • Coronavirus update

    While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature.

Catch up on all our news

Events

Due to COVID-19 all Branch events are cancelled until further notice. Please check with your Branch or event organiser for further details.
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.

In your area

Contact branch

  • Branch Chair & Organiser
    Judy Dunmore
  • Recorder
    Andy Brazil  
  • Membership Secretary 
    Jennifer Dawson