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IMPORTANT: We can continue to receive your sightings but please remember that, in accordance with currentUK Government restrictions, you MUST NOT make any journeys away from home in order to record butterflies and moths, as these would be considered non-essential journeys. More information on recording during the current circumstances can be found on the Butterfly Conservation website.

Due to the current circumstances we are unable to produce our Spring Newsletter. Below are three reports covering Butterflies, Moths and Transect. We plan to produce an Autumn Newsletter Later in the year.

Please click the link below the picture to acmes the articles.

Butterfly Report 2019 by Andy Brazil Country Butterfly Recorder

Butterfly Survey_Volunteers


Moth Matters Report by David Norgate Norfolk Moth Officer

Oak Beauty - Derek Parker


Transect Report from Alan Dawson Transect Co-Ordinator

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Due to Coronavirus Covid-19 all Butterfly Conservation Norfolk events have been cancelled until further notice.

There is such an important link between mental wellness and being outside in nature. Here’s a few activity ideas to consider if you’re isolated at home:

Take a break in nature and spend some time outdoors butterfly spotting.

  • You can identify the species you spot the Identify a butterfly page 
  • We’d love you to share your sightings on Twitter @BC_Norfolk and Facebook @ButterflyConservationNorfolk. Butterfly Conservation will be sharing interesting facts, updates and images under the hashtag #feelbetterwithbutterflies.
  • You can also contribute your sightings online to the Garden Butterfly Survey scheme which is run by Butterfly Conservation.

Speaking of sightings, have you submitted all your butterfly and moth records? Why not get out your old notebooks and check if all those records from previous years are safely lodged with your county recorder? You can submit even your old butterfly records online or using mobile apps. 

Plant some wildflower seeds for our summer pollinators. Seeds are easy to buy online, or perhaps there’s a few left over in your shed from last year.

Build an Insect A&E. We are encouraging people to help build special areas to support butterflies and bumblebees with the help of Channel 5’s Dr Amir Khan. You can find out more on our website and enter a competition to win some garden plants.

Please look after yourselves


  • Roland Rogers receives Outstanding Volunteer award
  • Members' Day and AGM 2019
  • Annual Chalkhill Blue count at Warham Camp
  • Tyrells Wood field trip report
  • Holt Country Park field trip report
  • Marbled Whites at Cranwich Heath
  • Cranwich Heath field trip report
  • Moth event at Weeting Heath report
  • Moth event at Pigney's Wood
  • Kelling Heath field trip report
  • Purple Emperor now the 37th species in Norfolk
  • World Swallowtail Day at Wheatfen field trip report
  • Grimes Graves, Weeting Heath and Cranwich Heath moth events report


  • Horsey Gap Walk field trip report
  • Pigney's Wood field trip report
  • Bradfield Woods field trip report
  • Foxley Wood field trip report
  • Beeston Common field trip report
  • Buxton Heath field trip report
  • Butterfly Alert number 8


  • Beeston Common field trip report