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
Our guide to helping butterflies and moths through the coldest months of the year.
We're asking people to help butterflies and moths by leaving leaf litter, keeping branches and letting plant stems go uncut in the garden this winter. So here are some ideas for alternatives to gardening this winter.
The leaves in your garden could be hiding a multitude of insects this winter.
Most insects in the UK take a break in the winter months. Unlike mammals and birds they can't easily heat themselves up, and their sources of food from plants dwindle. But a few hardy butterflies and moths can be seen during this time, with some moths only appearing as adults during the months when few other insects are on the wing.
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