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
Where have the butterflies gone? Butterfly Conservation launches this year’s Big Butterfly Count with urgent appeal for public’s help after disastrous spring weather.
A surge in enthusiasm for observing moths during the lockdowns has resulted in some UK counties recording their first sightings of rare species. Scientists are now hoping there will be similar exciting finds during this year’s Moth Night (and the public to submit their daytime and nighttime sightings of species, as well as photographs.
Butterfly Conservation has teamed up with expert crafters The Makerss for a special online event to show you how to needle felt your own Large Blue butterfly.
The Heath Fritillary, one of the UK’s rarest butterflies, has been discovered for the first time at the Woodland Trust’s Victory Wood in east Kent.
Wednesday 11th August 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm
This event has had to be cancelled due to local restrictions
Sunday 15th August 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm
A walk through these coastal dunes looking for late summer butterflies
Saturday 23rd October 2021, 2:00pm-5:30pm
Hethersett Village Hall
PROVISIONAL arrangements have been made to hold our usual Members’ afternoon.
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