The Arion - The Branch Magazine

The Arion, edited by Sue Davies, is one of the ways that we keep in touch with each other, as it is written and illustrated almost entirely by Branch members.

It reports the formal business of the Branch Committee, the proceedings of the AGM and our financial position. It reports on the currrent project e.g. All the Moors Butterfly project on Exmoor and Dartmoor. It discusses our butterfly reserves, the changes in status of all our butterflies, common and rare, and their conservation needs.

It also carries a lot of more light-hearted pieces and a remarkable amount of top-class photography of butterflies and moths not just in Somerset but world-wide, as we seem to be a well-travelled lot as well as adept with cameras.

Sue herself does a mean line in deceptively tricky photo quizzes of butterflies that we think we know well, and moths that most of us certainly don't. 

All members may receive it as a pdf by email and this has the advantages that the Branch saves on postage and you receive a copy that is in full-colour throughout.  Please ensure Butterfly Conservation HQ have a current email address for you.

Although dozens of us contribute to the Arion, Sue is always looking for new material, including that one perfect photo that will be just right for the next cover.

Please get in touch with Sue if you have anything you would like to contribute. (click to send email)


The Spring 2021 edition of Arion (118) was emailed to BC branch members on 27th April.  Those that receive a printed version by post should have received a copy around the same time.

If you normally receive a black & white printed version by post and would prefer to receive a full colour version by email please get in touch with
Sue Davies, our Membership Secretary.  (click to send email)


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