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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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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  • New sites for rare beetle discovered

    One of the UK’s most highly threatened and unusual beetles has been discovered in a number of new locations in the Cotswolds thanks to an innovative conservation scheme.

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • Butterfly returns after 50-year absence

    One of Europe’s most threatened butterflies has been discovered breeding on a site in Carmarthenshire where it has not been seen for more than 50 years, Butterfly Conservation (BC) can reveal.

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  • Clearing scrub at Blackrock Quarry, Clydach

    Sunday 24th February 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm

    Blackrock Quarry, Clydach SO215125

    Work task in conjunction with Usk Conservation and Environment Group, clearing cotoneaster from this important lepidoptera site with superb views.

  • Habitat management at Caeau Ffos Fach/Median Farm

    Thursday 28th February 2019, 12.00am-12.00am

    Median Farm, Meadows Road, Cross Hands

    Light scrub and bramble removal and other light management
    Meet 10.00 am at entrance to Median Farm. Grid ref: SN572120.  Contact: Richard Smith (0797 781 1404) or George Tordoff (0779 452 1017).

  • Habitat management at a North Carmarthenshire site

    Friday 1st March 2019. Times to be confirmed

    Site location to be confirmed.

    Site location to be advised, so please contact us for details.

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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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Contact branch

  • Chairman
    Richard Smith (Acting)
  • Secretary
    David Slade
  • Treasurer
    Chris Manley
  • Newsletter Editor
    Belinda Jackson
  • Projects and Events
    Richard Smith
  • Moth Officer
    Martin Anthoney
  • Committee Members
    David Redhead
    Ben Williams
    Martin White
    Norman Lowe