Somerset & Bristol Branch of Butterfly Conservation

 http://www.somerset-butterflies.org.uk.

All members of Butterfly Conservation who live in Somerset, Bristol or Bath are also members of the Branch and can participate freely in a wide range of activities. Some are purely for enjoyment. Others, including assisting with surveys, site monitoring and habitat management, all help the conservation of the butterflies and moths..

Getting involved

Branch members monitor butterfly populations at over 60 sites from spring to autumn and the data feed into a long-running national study that guides conservation priorities and helps track the effects of climate change. Members also help with managing three Butterfly Conservation reserves in the county – Stoke Camp in the Mendips, Mount Fancy in the Blackdown Hills and Haddon Moor on Exmoor – as well as other work such as the Large Blue Project running in the Poldens.

The Branch has its own magazine The Arion and publishes the results of monitoring and other surveys. Winter meetings are held and a programme of guided walks is run through the summer. Butterfly Walks in Somerset & Bristol, published in 2015, gives information on more than 40 sites countywide to visit.

 

Contacts

Chairman- John Andrews
Tel: 01278 426500
Email: john.andrews@aecol.co.uk

Butterfly Recorder- Dave Ayling
Tel: 01643 821664
Email: dave.ayling@somerset-butterflies.org.uk

Transect Recordidng Co-ordinator– Marjorie Brunt
Tel: 01458 850919
Email: marjoriebrunt@john-lewis.com

Membership Secretary-Keith Gould
Tel: 01823 277462
Email: keithgould126@btinternet.com