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If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the South Wales Branch.

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October: Branch AGM Tuesday 19th Oct, 7pm via Zoom - please register below

Dear Member,
As you will no doubt be aware, the branch have not formally met, either in person or virtually, since the pandemic started. We are therefore holding a virtual AGM and update meeting at 7pm on the evening of Tuesday 19th October. We will have our usual brief AGM giving members the opportunity to put themselves forward to join the committee, and an update on what the branch has been up to over the past two years. The meeting will take place using Zoom and will not last longer than an hour and a half. Joining instructions will be sent out to those registered on or just before the day of the event.
 
If you would like to hear what the branch has been up to, please register by following this link:

Butterfly Conservation South Wales Branch AGM

This is a chance for members to find out what the branch has been doing for the past two years.   

Regards,
David Slade
Branch Secretary

Brown Hairstreak eggs
Eggs are laid on Blackthorn twigs

September 2021: Saving the Brown Hairstreak. South Wales Branch is calling for landowners with Blackthorn hedges to stop annual cutting. Suitable hedges should only be cut at most on on alternate years but ideally on a three to four year cycle.  The Brown Hairstreak in Wales is mainly restricted to the South West, where it's population has fallen by more than 50% in the last 10 years according to  from further drastic reductions in population.

Read full press release here

Our press release has been published by South Wales Guardian among other publications for the South West Wales region.

Information for Recorders.

More information on recording during the current circumstances can be found on the Butterfly Conservation website.


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Painted Lady - Gary Richardson

Butterfly sightings

Send your sightings to our County Butterfly Recorders for South Wales.

Garden Tiger - Iain H Leach

Moth sightings

Contact our County Moth Recorders for South Wales and send them your sightings.

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News

  • Big Butterfly Count 2021 sees lowest ever number of butterflies recorded

    Wildlife charity warns that we must act now if we are to save the UK’s butterflies and moths for future generations.

  • Tribute to Douglas Boyes

    We at Butterfly Conservation, Newcastle University and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the recent sudden loss of Douglas Boyes. A supremely talented, enthusiastic and dedicated young scientist he was also a kind and generous colleague to those he worked with, and a young man who had already achieved so much in his career and life to date.

  • Butterfly Conservation’s Craft Club is Back

    Our craft club returns on January 20th 2022 and this time you can felt your own Red Admiral butterfly.
    Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced crafters, you’ll receive all the materials you need to take part.

  • Call to landowners to help save threatened West Wales butterfly

    The threatened Brown Hairstreak butterfly’s range in South-west Wales has more than halved in the last decade, a new study by Butterfly Conservation South Wales Branch reveals. 

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Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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  • Chairman
    Norman Lowe
  • Secretary
  • David Slade
  • Treasurer
     
  • Newsletter Editor
    Belinda Jackson
  • Projects and Events
    Richard Smith
  • Moth Officer
    Martin Anthoney
  • Committee Members
    David Redhead
    Martin White
    Norman Lowe