If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Somerset and Bristol Branch.
Species to look out for
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View this season's first sightings or submit your own Somerset and Bristol Branch region butterfly and moth records.
This beautifully illustrated guidebook provides everything you need to know on where to spot every species of butterfly this part of the country has to offer, including the previously extinct Large Blue.
Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies is set to benefit from a new project on the Devon and Somerset border that will see farmers working together to help local wildlife, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.
Wednesday 25th July 2018, 11.00am-1.30pm
Guided walk looking for Big Butterfly Count species with stunning views along the coast towards Porlock Weir
Thursday 26th July 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Brean, North Somerset
A Big Butterfly Count guided walk looking for target species, including Chalk Hill Blue and Dark Green Fritillary.
Sunday 5th August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
near Compton Dundon
A Big Butterfly Count walk over a woodland and limestone grassland site, home to Chalk Hill Blue and Brown Argus.
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.