Species to look out for


Argent & Sable moth, a Priority Species

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


Fritillary butterflies on the wing

You can follow the latest sightings across Wales by reading 'Frits About', Butterfly Conservation Wales' newsletter dedicated to our Fritillary Butterflies.

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Get involved!

Would you like to come out to see butterflies or volunteer with us?

Close encounter with a Small Pearl-bordered Fritllary

Join local experts for a chance to see and learn about our butterflies and moths, help with habitat management or search for some elusive species.

Volunteering opportunities take place across Wales, organised by our North and South Wales Branches. Walks to see butterflies take place when they fly, usually in late spring or summer.

Learn more - other events

Dave Grundy's Moth Training Course Programme – 2017

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Courses in England and Wales to start or to improve your knowledge of moths and moth recording. Aimed at total beginners and also recorders of more advanced ability. Whatever your skills, the courses will stretch your knowledge.

Butterflies 2 day course 8th July

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Just over the bridge! Saturday 08/07/2017 British Butterflies 2 day course run by Avon Wildlife Trust Bristol. For details and booking visit

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.

Explore these links to find out more.

You can also keep up with South Wales Branch on Facebook

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