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 (254397) 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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Fri. 20th May: Andrews Wood nr. Loddiswell Moth Trapping 9.00pm Details
Sun. 22nd May: Meeth Quarry DWT Reserve 11.00am Details
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
15/05 Marsh Fritillary
08/05 Common Blue, Dingy Skipper
07/05 Wood White
04/05 & 08/05 Small Pearl-
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.
Half a dozen volunteers from Devon and Somerset assembled at Little Breach for a work session on 17th January. Tasks included cutting & raking the lower field, removing saplings, coppicing small trees and clearing out the fence lines. Work progressed well until 2 p.m. when rain arrived.
A small but dedicated group were rewarded with some dry weather for the winter work party at Bovey Heathfield on the 10th Jan (although it was still very wet underfoot)…..more
Chudleigh Knighton Heath management day 24th Jan. 2016
12 people helped to open up a clearing in a scrubbed over glade at Chudleigh Knighton Heath near Bovey Tracey. Pearl-
Did you catch the recent interview with Jenny Plackett on Radio Devon? Jenny,(Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project Officer -
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