Committee & Roles

Branch committees run their local branch of Butterfly Conservation and its activities, and in order to do that committee members attend regular meetings and take part in committee decisions.

Non-committee members also play an active role in running the branch activities.

Branch Officers & Committee Members

The committee currently consists of 13 members.

Branch Chair

Currently Vacant

We will be looking for a new Chair at our AGM in November 2021

Branch Secretary

Julian Rawlins

Julian has been a member for several years and has been our secretary for a couple of years .

Branch Treasurer

Nick Redman

Nick joined the committee in summer 2021

Membership Secretary & Newsletter Editor

Sue Davies

Sue has produced the Arion, our branch magazine for several years

County Butterfly Recorder

Ross Harley

Ross is the Branch Butterfly Records Coordinator & County Butterfly Recorder (for Somerset VC5 & VC6)

Branch Transect Coordinator & Reserve Warden

Peter Bright

As well as Transect Coordinator, Peter is also joint Honorary Warden for two of our BC Reserves.

Reserve Warden

John Ball

John is joint Honorary Warden with Peter for our Stoke Camp & Westbury Beacon Reserves

Reserve Warden

Tony Spiess

Tony is also joint Honorary Warden with his wife Anna for our Mount Fancy Reserve

Reserve Warden

Charlotte Wray

Charlotte joined the committee in 2020 and is Honorary Warden for our Haddon Moor Reserve

Website & Social Media

Jen Harley

Jen looks after our branch website and our 'In Your Area' page on the Butterfly Conservation website.  

She also coordinates the Social Media platforms with others

Committee Member

John Andrews

John was Branch Chair for a number of years and involved in the set up of the Blackdowns projects

Committee Member

John Connolly

John leads a few of our guided walks and is also a member of the Somerset Moth group committee

Committee Member

John Marshall

John is involved in some of the Blackdowns Conversation projects

Committee Member

Roger Perkins

Roger was a branch committee member a few years ago and has recently joined again.

Social Media - roles

There are a few team members that help out with posting on the social media platforms.


As well as our Branch website, we also have a branch page on the Butterfly Conservation website.

Jen looks after both of these.


Our Facebook page is used as a 'News page'.

Jen & Sue tend to look after the Facebook page.

Simon Phelps also helps out occassionally


We set up an Instagram account, but we haven't posted anything.

If you are familar with Instagram and are interested in helping, please get in touch with Jen


Penny Wills looks after our branch Twitter account most of the time.

Jen provides back up cover as required and will post branch news.

Associate Members

Associate Committee Members may attend regular Branch committee meetings if/when they wish, but they do not have a vote on committee decisions.

Macro Moth Recorder

Macro Moth sightings and Records can be sent to Chris Iles.

WCBS Champion

We are looking for a new Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) Champion for the 2022 season to take over from Penny.

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