Species to look out for


Marsh Fritillary

Butterfly Conservation has a team of four staff in Wales.

Our two Branches, North Wales and South Wales, are run entirely by volunteers who contribute countless hours to recording and conserving endangered butterflies and moths.

Please explore the links on this page to find out about our work to conserve butterflies and moths across the country.

Action and projects for butterflies and moths in Wales


What priority for Wildlife in Wales - have your say

The Welsh Government has published its new Environment Bill. The Bill will shortly be scrutinised by the National Assembly for Wales Environment committee. Now is the opportunity for your to show your passion for butterflies and moths by calling for a strong biodiversity targets to help save welsh wildlife.

Defending the Laws that Defend Nature

Butterfly Conservation is one of 100 voluntary organisations across the UK which have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment. Join the consultation to defend the Birds and Habitats Directives

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Learn more about Butterflies & Moths

Events are run by Butterfly Conservation Branches in North and South Wales.

Courses below are run by other bodies and bookings should be made directly with the organisers.

Leaf-mining moths, September 5th, Pembrokeshire

Get involved!

Join local experts for a chance to see and learn more about our butterflies and moths or help with searches for some elusive species.

 Events take place across  North Wales and  South and West Wales.

You can also keep up with South Wales Branch activities on FacebookLink to Butterfly Conservation South Wales Branch Facebook page

Join the Big Butterfly Count July 17th - August 9th and help take the pulse of nature

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Branches & Groups

If you live in Wales and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you will automatically become a member of one of the two Branches for North or South Wales which hold events, activities and talks. There are also some local groups.

Contact them via the links below to find out more.

Butterfly Conservation is a member of Wales Environment Link (WEL), an active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales and the official environmental link with the Welsh Government.