North Wales branch

Eyarth Rocks

Species to look out for


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

New Moth For Wales!

An extremely rare moth has been discovered in Wales for the first time. Butterfly Conservation received two separate records of the Barred Tooth-striped moth at a woodland site in Monmouthshire earlier this month...

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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North Wales - Butterfly Walk, Llanymynech Rocks

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Join Simon Spencer for a Butterfly Walk at Llanymynech Rocks. This is a chance to see spring butterflies including pearl bordered fritillary, green hairstreak, grizzled skipper and dingy skipper at this fascinating former quarry. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

North Wales - Butterfly Scramble, Eyarth Rocks

Sunday 15th May 2016, 2.00pm-4.30pm

A chance to see some rare spring butterflies at this fascinating site. Amongst them the pearl bordered fritillary. This will be a fairly long walk that will involve some scrambling. Booking is essential as this event will be weather dependent.

North Wales - Marsh Fritillary Search

Saturday 4th June 2016, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Join Andrew Graham for an exciting chance to see the rare marsh fritillary. We will meet at the main car park in Dolgellau (GR:728179).

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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:  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