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

Wednesday 22nd April 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Butterfly Identification Course A day especially tailored to undentifying the 36 species of butterfly in North Wales (simpler than the 60 or so in Britain!), their foodplants, the conservation issues they face, and survey methods. Led by Jan Miller at Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy. £20 Booking advised from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

North Wales

Wednesday 22nd April 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm

Butterfly Identification Course A day especially tailored to undentifying the 36 species of butterfly in North Wales (simpler than the 60 or so in Britain!), their foodplants, the conservation issues they face, and survey methods. Led by Jan Miller at Pensychnant Conservation Centre, Conwy. £20 Booking advised from Julian at Pensychnant (01492) 592595

North Wales

Saturday 2nd May 2015, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Led by Simon Spencer. This is a joint event with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Please book on 01743 284280 and for information regarding meeting point. Donations welcome. Meet in car park off Underhill Lane at 2pm. A chance to see spring butterflies at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

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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