Welcome to Butterfly Conservation in Somerset and Bristol

Exmoor work party - can you help?

We have a couple of  tasks coming up on the Somerset side of Exmoor, which Megan Lowe hopes some BC Somerset members may be able to help with. The first is at Wimbleball Lake on 26th September to help expand the habitat for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Historically SPBF have been found across quite a large stretch of the S/SE facing bank in the nature reserve area but this has become very scrubbed over and they are now confined to just a small pocket. There is tons we could do so the more the merrier here. More details can be found on the website: http://butterfly-conservation.org/279-17482/somerset-wimbleball-work-party.html

There will also be a task at Haddon Hill where Simon has sought permission from the landowner to clear gorse and birch saplings from the Heath Fritillary habitat. The date for this has not yet been confirmed. 

To see Simon and Megan's first report from the All The Moor Butterflies project  on Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin click here


Munching Caterpillar in Bristol

Click here for a brief report from Matt, the Project Officer, that gives a sense of the value of the Project and the satisfaction that it gives him.