Devon Branch Butterfly Conservation

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Butterfly Conservation: Company limited by guarantee, registered in England(2206468)

Registered office:  Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QP

Charity registered in England & Wales (254397) and in Scotland (SCO39268)

Welcome to the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation


(Welcome to our new website, please be patient as the site continues to develop.)

The Devon branch runs regular summer field trips throughout the county plus an annual Members’ Day incorporating the AGM and including various interesting speakers and topics. The Devon branch also arranges winter work parties at important Butterfly sites in the county. In addition Devon branch volunteers attend various shows and conservation related events across Devon.  


Devon branch conservation activities include offering advice to the public and to landowners on conserving and protecting butterflies, managing the Butterfly Conservation reserves at Lydford Gorge and Little Breach and collecting and compiling records of butterflies in Devon. The branch shares close links with Devon Moth Group in support of the interests of all Lepidoptera.



Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

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First summer events

Sat 26th April Fritillary workshop more

Sat 10th May  Field event more..

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the  Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey.  If you would like to help please contact John Randall at For more information click here

Please use the menus or the links above to navigate to the pages describing the butterflies to be found in Devon. For butterflies there are photographs and distribution maps for most species.

43 Species of butterfly can regularly be seen in Devon, including the High Brown Fritillary shown



Devon is an excellent county for moths, day-flying and night-flying, common and rare


Management of reserves and important butterfly sites, work parties and recording

WCBS 2013 Newsletter where Meadow Brown topped the lists

The findings of last year’s extremely successful Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey are now available to Download