Cricklade: Look out for spring butterflies and dragonflies at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Lower Moor Farm reserve.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Wiltshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The future of our butterfly and moth populations in Britain is under threat with many specialist species in serious decline. Butterfly Conservation's reason for being is to save these populations by identifying the causes for the decline and carrying out corrective measures to halt and reverse the trend.
To do this successfully we need volunteer help locally in Wiltshire, particularly from those who may not yet members of BC, to record what is out there by conducting butterfly transects and moth trapping. We have to know what species we have and how they are prospering if we are to save them. Help with scrub clearance on important sites is also a vital role for volunteers.
In parallel we need to educate the community and in particular the younger generation about moths and butterflies by way of public events such as the annual Butterfly Day at Iford Manor near Bradford on Avon.
Chippenham: New members are invited to join Maurice Avent, past-chairman of Butterfly Conservation, at a welcome event and butterfly walk around West Yatton Down.
Join the Wiltshire and Dorset Branches on this survey of chalk grassland in south Wiltshire...
View sightings in the Wiltshire region or submit your own records online
Transect walking is a method for assessing butterfly abundance and involves walking a fixed route, called the transect, through an area at least once a week.
Share your photographs of butterflies or moths with our Witshire Flickr group
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Spot butterflies and moths to earn i-SPY points