South Wales branch

Caeau Ffos Fach

Species to look out for


Marsh FritillaryWelcome to the South Wales Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

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Rare Butterfly Wins Politician’s Vote

Labour Assembly Member (AM) for the Vale of Glamorgan, Jane Hutt, has ‘adopted’ one of the rarest butterflies in Wales in a bid to boost its numbers...

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Habitat Management At Median Farm

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management work needs to be carried out, even with regular summer cattle grazing, on our marsh fritillary reserve near Cross Hands.

Habitat Management In Alun Valley

Sunday 26th November 2017

Meet at 10.00am at the entrance to Pant Quarry on the west side of the B4265 between Ewenny & St Brides Major. The grid reference is SS896760. The quarry is closed at weekends, so we can park in the entrance. Contact: Richard Smith (07977 811404 ) or <>.

Annual Brown Hairstreak Egg Count

Sunday 3rd December 2017: 10am

Meet in small reserve car park at SN033058 or, if full, park in village and walk back. Arrive 10.00 for 10.15am start on foreshore. This is a WTSWW reserve and event, for which help has, in recent years, been provided by BC members. Contact: David Redhead, 01646 650155.

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Butterfly News April 2005

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Butterfly News - The Newsletter of the South Wales Branch of Butterfly Conservation, April 2005 Issue.

Butterfly News December 2004

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Butterfly News - The newsletter for the south Wales Branch of Butterfly Conservation, December 2004 issue.