Devon Branch Butterfly Conservation
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 (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268)
Welcome to the Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.
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Sun. 28th August: Preston Down nr. Paignton More..
Sat. 10th September: DWT Reserve Cookworthy 1.30pm note meeting change More..
Sat. 22nd October: Members’ Day Crediton
Photo Tor Elm
Photo David Turrell
‘All the Moor Butterflies’ Project is gaining momentum
Volunteer with Devon Branch
There are various, interesting, opportunities for volunteers
We are always looking for help with the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey contact Roger Bristow
Latest Sightings see all
04/08 Brown Hairstreak
11/07 Purple Hairstreak
02/07 Small Skipper
43 Species of butterfly can regularly be seen in Devon, including the High Brown Fritillary shown
Devon is an excellent county for moths, day-
Management of reserves and important butterfly sites, work parties and recording
Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation runs regular summer field trips throughout the county. There is an annual Members’ Day, incorporating the AGM, with interesting speakers and topics. The branch arranges winter work parties at important county Butterfly sites and 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.
Despite unpromising weather at the start, this year’s new Event at Haldon Forest turned out really well and everyone had opportunities photograph the target species, Pearl-
Twelve members of Butterfly Conservation, led by Colin Sargent, had a very interesting afternoon at Lydford reserve on May 28, More..
On Sunday 12th June members from Devon and Dorset braved the early rain showers to enjoy a pleasant walk around Ashclyst forest, led by John Barkham, to see Small Pearl-
The field event on Sunday 17th July was to Bovey Woods, where 16 butterfly species were recorded, the first sighting being a White Admiral which, most obligingly, landed in the car park. More..
Photo Steph Murphy
nigricans Kingscott woods nr Torrington
Photo David Thorne
2 successful moth events took place in the first part of July, at Abbeyford Woods on July 2nd and at Okehampton Woods on July 16th with some interesting records at each. More..
valezina Aylesbeare common Photo David Turrell
BC members were guests of Kingskerswell Natural History Society (KNHS) for the visit to Kerswell Downs, nr Kinkerswell, on August 14thwhere there was a good turnout of 34 people, from both organisations… More
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Devon Branch Members’ Day 2016
Saturday 22nd October
Boniface Centre Crediton
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