The Somerset & Bristol Branch covers the ceremonial county of Somerset and the city and county of Bristol.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Somerset and Bristol Branch.
The first sightings report shows the first confirmed sighting of butterflies in Somerset and Bristol sent to the Branch Butterfly Records Coordinator.
If you think you have seen a butterfly which could be a first sighting of that species for the current year (outside & active), please submit your sighting via iRecord or send your record with the species name, date seen & site name/location to the Branch Butterfly Records Coordinator.
The first sightings information is on our branch page on the Butterfly Conversation website.
Our branch magazine, The Arion is produced and distributed to our members three times a year.
Sue, our editor is always looking for content - so please get in touch if you would like to contribute.
The 2022 guided walks programme for Butterfly Conservation members will run between May & August.
The full schedule has been published in Arion (issue 121) which has been emailed to branch members.
The walks will also be published on our branch page of the Butterfly Conservation website (Events) which also has links to Google maps.
Please see the website, Facebook or Twitter for any late changes or cancellations (or telephone the walk leader)
Our Facebook Group is a where members can share their sightings, post photos, ask advice, and share butterfly & moth chat with others.
For privacy purposes this is a private group. Please ask to join the group.
The officers and members of the branch committee look after the running of the branch, manage the reserves and organise activities.
Members and volunteers also play an active role in running the branch.
AGM & members' meeting
Sat 26th Nov 2022 (afternoon)
Draycott memorial hall, Draycott, Cheddar BS27 3UE
Details in the Autumn
We are in the process of creating this new website - more pages will be added overtime.
Please also follow the link below to our branch page on the Butterfly Conservation website.