North Wales branch

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Species to look out for

Welcome

Red AdmiralWelcome to the North Wales branch of Butterfly Conservation.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales branch.

There is a very useful site about butterflies and moths in North Wales called North Wales Lepidoptera.

Latest News

Rare Butterfly Thriving In The “Garden Of Wales”

One of Wales’ rarest butterflies is making a comeback in Carmarthenshire. Butterfly Conservation Wales has reported a dramatic increase in numbers of the Marsh Fritillary and people are being asked to help the butterfly further by volunteering.

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Events

North Wales

Saturday 20th June 2015, 2pm-4pm

Saturday 20 June, 2.00pm, Clocaenog Forest. Joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust. To see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary colony and hear about its long term research that Butterfly Conservation has been carrying out. Meet in Bod Petryal car park at SJ037510 before car-sharing into the forest. Leader Jan Miller and Clare Williams(BC). Booking essential as numbers are strictly limited, first come first served!; please book with Ian Gorton iangorton180969@btinternet.com ,Tel; 07966 154608

North Wales

Saturday 20th June 2015, 2pm-4pm

Saturday 20 June, 2.00pm, Clocaenog Forest. Joint event with North Wales Wildlife Trust. To see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary colony and hear about its long term research that Butterfly Conservation has been carrying out. Meet in Bod Petryal car park at SJ037510 before car-sharing into the forest. Leader Jan Miller and Clare Williams(BC). Booking essential as numbers are strictly limited, first come first served!; please book with Ian Gorton iangorton180969@btinternet.com ,Tel; 07966 154608

North Wales

Friday 3rd July 2015, 8.30pm-11.30pm

Friday 3rd July, 8:30 - 11:30pm Nightjars and Nightlife at Cors Bodgynnydd An event with North Wales Wildlife Trust, walking around this upland bog to hear and hopefully see a Nightjar, followed by moth trapping (if the Nightjars haven’t eaten them all). Uneven, wet paths. Bring a torch and midge repellent! Meet at Cyffty Mine, SH773588. Details from David Lee 01248 681268

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Sightings

Test thumb 1Click here to see the latest butterfly and moths sightings in the North Wales branch region. Older sightings can be found in the "Archived Records" section below.

Send your new sightings to Ian Gorton at: iangorton180969@btinternet.com  please include:

  • Date seen.
  • Butterfly species and approx numbers of each
  • Where you saw them
  • The nearest town
  • The grid reference
  • Your name
  • Any additional info you want to include.

Places to see butterflies