If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Suffolk Branch.


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Comma  - Rob Blanken

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View the latest butterfly sightings in the Suffolk Branch region.

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle

Conservation in Suffolk

View the conservation and recording work carried out by the Suffolk Branch.

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  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

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  • Butterfly Conservation nectar plant display

    Friday 19th to Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 8:30am-5:30pm

    A coordinated Suffolk Butterfly Conservation and Marlow’s garden centre display

  • Butterflies at Martlesham Creek

    Thursday 2nd May 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Martlesham Church car park (Grid Ref: TM260469, Post Code IP12 4PQ)

    Butterfly identification and recording at Martlesham Creek and farmland nearby

  • Spring Wood Celebration Day

    Monday 6th May 2019, 11:00am-4:00pm

    Kiln Meadow, off Marbled White Drive, Ipswich

    Spring Wood Celebration Day FREE FAMILY EVENT

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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.

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