Welcome to Butterfly Conservation in Somerset and Bristol


This year’s guided walks programme ends in mid August but there are stll six walks to come, spread across the county from Bath to beyond Minehead and from the Steart Wetlands north of Bridgwater to Hatch Hill in the Poldens, Brean Down on the coast and Westbury Beacon in the Mendips. 

If you have not yet been on one, they are to be recommended. The locations are all interesting and some are in quite superb landscapes. The walks are taken at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for photography and good for beginners as the old hands rather like to share their knowledge.  Children are very welcome. Full details of all the walks are at the News Social Events page.

There is still time to help with looking for Wood Whites at Staple Hill Wood in the Blackdowns by visiting once or twice during July/August. If you can spare half a day to help please contact Dave Ayling on 01643 821664 or at dave.ayling@somerset-butterflies.org.uk 

The Large Blue Project in the Polden Hills is moving to a new stage, looking at a wider group of species, and will be re-named the Poldens Landscape Project. There will be plenty to do this winter. Updates will be posted. 

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