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

South Wales branch events are not currently listed on the BC Events page, please find information on 2023 events and volunteering opportunities below. Members, please look out for emails with information regarding the up-and-coming events.

2023/24 Events:

July:  Viewing & counting High Brown Fritillaries in Vale of Glamorgan

August/September: Volunteer group site visits to record Marsh Fritillary larval webs in Carms, Ceredigion & Pembs. Mostly weekdays, arranged by e-mail depending on weather & volunteer availability.

November to March: Brown Hairstreak egg surveys (& a little site management) across Carms, Ceredigion & Pembs, arranged by e-mail or Facebook forum depending on weather & volunteer availability.

If you wish to be added to e-mail listings (via "Bcc") for particular activities of interest, please e-mail Richard Smith @email

Events are also run by Dot Williams to continue the momentum from Natur am Byth Development phase and sightings and intending site visits may also appear on South Wales Facebook Forum. To access these use following links respectively - Butterfly Conservation - Vale of Glamorgan High Brown Fritillary Project and Facebook and Butterfly Conservation South Wales Forum | Facebook


Information for Recorders.

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

Find out more

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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Volunteer with us

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.

Find out how to get involved.

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  • Chairman
    David Slade
  • Secretary
    Norman Lowe
  • Treasurer
    Mike Cram
  • Newsletter Editor
    Rosemary Royle
  • Projects and Events
    Richard Smith
  • Membership Secretary
    Mike Robertshaw
  • Committee Members
    Martin White