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.

Newsletter Spring 2016

Branch Newsletter

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

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.

Where to see butterflies in Norfolk

This page include 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

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


  • Agriculture Bill: A Big Day for Farming and Wildlife

    The long-awaited publication of a landmark Agriculture Bill in parliament is a crucial piece of legislation which will have profound implications for the butterflies, moths, wildlife and wider environment of England.

  • Managing land for butterflies and moths

    Our work seeks to help the development of new land management support schemes by combining the latest scientific evidence and Butterfly Conservation’s practical experience of working with farmers and land owners on the ground.

  • Make your vote count!

    The campaign for the Westminster General Election is now well and truly in full swing! This time it feels different, and not just because of the intense debates around Brexit. After years of trying to secure political attention, the environment has finally burst through onto the political stage.

  • British and Irish moths are on the move

    Scientists from Britain and Ireland who have been involved in compiling the newly published Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths have revealed that our moths are on the move.

Catch up on all our news


  • Norfolk: North Norfolk Meeting

    Wednesday 4th March 2020, 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Blakeney Scout Hut HQ

    ‘Wandering through Northern Greece’ 

    An illustrated talk by Kath Clayton


  • Norfolk: Norwich Meeting

    Friday 13th March 2020, 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Ipswich Road United Reform Church

    Norfolk’s Urban Peregrines and Sculthorpe Reserve 

    An illustrated talk by Zoe Smith of the Hawk and Owl Trust.

  • Norfolk: North Norfolk Meeting

    Wednesday 6th May 2020, 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Blakeney Scout Hut HQ, Holt

    ‘Butterflies and other wildlife of the Pyrenees’

    An illustrated talk by Greg Bond

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