The Somerset & Bristol Branch covers the ceremonial county of Somerset and the city and county of Bristol.  If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Somerset and Bristol Branch.

For the purpose of recording Lepidoptera the region is divided into two Vice Counties (VC5 & VC6). 

We have four reserves – Stoke Camp and Westbury Beacon in the Mendips, Haddon Moor on the edge of Exmoor and Mount Fancy in the Blackdown Hills. 

As well as the information available here, why not visit our branch website where you can learn more about butterflies and our activities in Somerset and Bristol.

The Somerset Moth Group also have their own website.

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Red Admiral on Ivy - Iain Leach

Butterfly first sightings

View this season's first confirmed sightings of butterflies in Somerset & Bristol (click here)

For the latest moth sightings, visit the Somerset Moth group website.

Large Blue female 1_Pete Withers

Somerset & Bristol Branch website

Visit the Branch website for more information about what is happening in Somerset & Bristol.

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  • Somerset & Bristol: Mount Fancy BC Reserve (Work Party)

    Tuesday 14th May 2024, 9:30am-3:00pm

    Mount Fancy BC Reserve

    Monthly Work Party

    Why not become a 'Fancy Volunteer' and join the practical conservation working party that usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Mount Fancy Butterfly Conservation Reserve.

    For more details, please visit the 'Fancy Volunteers' blog (click here)


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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.

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  • Chairman
    Post vacant
  • Treasurer
    Nick Redman
  • Secretary
    Alison Uren
  • Membership Secretary
    Sue Davies
  • Transect Coordinator
    Peter Bright
  • Butterfly Recorder
    Ross Harley
  • WCBS Champion
  • Andy Danford

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