Wiltshire branch

Wiltshire branch

Species to look out for


Welcome to the Wiltshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

AdmiralThe 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.


Wiltshire: The Butterfly Ball

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Dinner and dancing at this magical event to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary.

Butterfly Day at Iford Manor

Sunday 1st July 2018, 12.00pm-4.00pm

Enjoy a wild and wonderful family day out in the orchard of Iford Manor. FREE event.

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Test thumb 1View sightings in the Wiltshire region or submit your own records online

Transect Monitoring

People walking through meadowTransect 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.


Flickr Share your photographs of butterflies or moths with our Witshire Flickr group

Latest News

Search for the Admiral at Iford Manor

Families in Wiltshire are being asked to look out for one of the UK’s most striking butterflies this summer by attending a free Butterfly Day in the Orchard of Iford Manor on Sunday 1 July...

March of the micros

An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

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