Butterfly Conservation (BC)
Somerset & Bristol

Branch Membership

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.

First Sightings

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.

Arion Magazine

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.

Guided walk (August 2021)

Guided Walks

The annual guided walks programme for Butterfly Conservation members runs from June to September.

 All walks are published in the spring edition of Arion (127) and will be listed on our branch page of the main Butterfly Conservation website (Events). 

The event pages have detailed information including parking,  facilities and links to Google maps.

If you have any questions please contact the walk leader in advance.

Meet the Team

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.

Committee elections are held annually at the AGM in November.

Social Media

Facebook page - primarily used for branch news and promoting general butterfly & moth news.

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 (click on button below).

Our X (formerly Twitter) account is fairly active in the butterfly season.

We also have an Instagram page.


Social Events

Thank you to everyone that attended our Spring meeting on 9th March.

Our next 'inside' meeting will be:

Autumn Member's meeting

Sat 23rd Nov 2024

Draycott memorial hall, Draycott, Cheddar  BS27 3UE

Details to follow in the Autumn 

We also have a branch page on the Butterfly Conservation website

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