Welcome to Butterfly Conservation in Somerset and Bristol

All the Moor Butterflies

The see Simon and Megan's first report from the new project and the list of summer events including walks and surveys on Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin click here


Munching Caterpillar comes to Bristol

We now now launched the Munching Caterpillar project in Bristol. We have two goals. One is to engage inner-city children with with butterflies and moths. The other is to get families involved at summer events..  

Driven by the infectious enthusiam of the project Officer Matt Brierley and with invaluable help from University of the West of England student volunteers plus some of our Branch members, things have got off to a very good start. For Matt's first project report click here 


Guided Walks

The Guided Walks programme has now started with well-attended events in the Blackdowns and on the Poldens. The final walk is on Saturday 12th August in the Mendips having in the intervening weeks been again in the Poldens, on the Levels, at the coast, on Exmoor and on traditional famland as well as woodland. With a bit of luck and good weather, all the butterflies that occur in the County will be seen, provided  that you go on most if not all the walks!  We also have a visit to Dorset which will be interesting. 

The walks are led by knowledgeable and friendly people. We particularly like to meet new members, beginners and families with children. For the full details click here