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

Learn more about Butterflies & Moths

Courses run by other organisations:

Free survey training – Argent & Sable project

23rd May, at Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield National Nature Reserve Manor House, Moss Lane, Whitchurch, SY13 2PD

Butterfly management and survey in woodland, slopes and coast

26th May 2016, near Newquay, Ceredigion. Run by the Countryside Management Association.

Butterfly Conservation Events are run by Branches in North and South Wales. According to the season events include butterfly walks, moth trapping or helping with surveys or habitat management.

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 or help with habitat management or searches 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.

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.