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

 





Devon Branch of Butterfly Conservation 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.














Many tributes have been paid to John Randall, who died suddenly at the end of April.  Please see just some of them on the News page.

 





 

 













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

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The branch field event at Aish Tor on Saturday June 21st enjoyed a glorious day  more..


On Sunday July 6th the visit was to Ashclyst Forest where a dozen or so enthusiast were rewarded with good weather hand many excellent sightings of White Admirals, some in courtship displays, and Silver Washed Fritillaries.  All in all 12 species of butterfly were seen.


From left, a White Admiral, one of the currently ubiquitous Meadow Browns, a White Admiral showing a flair for artistic composition.

Please remember and join in:

big butterfly count

19th July to 10th August

For full details click here

Notices


Next summer events


Sun 13th July Bovey Valley Woodlands, White-letter Hairstreak  more..


Sun 27th July Braunton Burrows nature reserve, North Devon.   more..


Sun 3rd August  Little Breach reserve, Blackdown Hills, East Devon  more..


We are always looking for volunteers to help with the  Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey.  If you would like to help please contact Roger Bristow at wcbs@devon-butterflies.org.uk. 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

Butterflies

Moths

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

Reserves

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

On Bovey Heath waste land, by Brewery yard, good numbers of Common Blue were to be seen. A week later the only sighting was the this Black-tailed Skimmer eating Common Blue.  Bad news for the Blue?
Photo David Turrell.14/06/2014