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.
We currently have 13 committee members.
Alison joined the committee in November 2021 and has taken on the role of branch secretary.
Nick was co-opted onto the committee in summer 2021 and took over as branch treasurer.
He gave the Treasurer's report at the AGM in Novmber 2021 and was also re-elected onto the committee.
Sue seeks content and then produces the Arion, our branch magazine.
In addition, Sue is our branch membership secretary and liases with Butterfly Conservation HQ.
Ross is the Branch Butterfly Records Coordinator & County Butterfly Recorder (for Somerset VC5 & VC6).
As well as Branch Transect Coordinator, Peter is also joint Honorary Warden for two of our BC Reserves.
Tony is joint Honorary Warden with his wife Anna for our Mount Fancy Reserve.
Jen looks after our branch website and also our branch page on the BC website.
She also coordinates the Social Media platforms with others volunteers.
Charlotte is the Honorary Warden for our Haddon Moor Reserve.
Andy Danford joined the committee in Feb 2022 and will be our WCBS Champion.
Associate Committee Members help run the branch without being a full Committee member.
They may attend regular Branch committee meetings if they wish, but they do not have a vote on committee decisions.
Chris Iles is the Moth Officer for our branch.
He is also the Somerset Macro Moth recorder (the larger moths).
Please send any macro moth sightings to Chris.
In addition to this website, we have a branch page (In Your Area) on the Butterfly Conservation website.
Branch guided walks, social events and meetings are listed on the Butterfly Conservation website.
Our Facebook page is mainly used as a 'News page' and is managed by Jen, Sue & Tony.
We also have a Facebook group where members can share photos and ask advice about Lepidoptera.
Twitter is a great source of up to date butterfly & moth activity, including first sightings.
Primarily used to monitor and retweet butterfly sightings in Somerset and branch news & events.
We have a Somerset & Bristol Instagram account, but it is not actively being used by the branch.
If you are familar with Instagram and are interested in running it for us, please get in touch.