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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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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

  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

  • 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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Events

  • South Wales:

    Saturday 18th May to Thursday 20th June 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

    Various sites in Carmarthenshire and Glamorgan

    Visits to actual or potential Marsh Fritillary sites.

  • High Brown Fritillary in Alun Valley

    Saturday 29th June 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

    Ewenny

    Guided walk to see High Brown Fritillary.

     

See all our upcoming events

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.

Branch information

In your area

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