Species to look out for
Would you like to come out to see moths and butterflies or volunteer with us?
Join local experts for a chance to see and learn about our butterflies and moths. Walks to see butterflies take place when they fly, usually in the late spring or summer.
There are volunteering opportunities across Wales - help with habitat management or search for some elusive species.
See 'Events' below to find out more - enter North Wales or South Wales in the area box .
Branches & Groups
Other local groups and websites:
Brecknock Moth Group
Carmarthenshire Moth & Butterfly Group
Glamorgan Moth Recording Group
Monmouthshire Moth and Butterfly Group
North Wales Lepidoptera
Introductionary Guides to Gardening, Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars
Leaflets on species and habitats in Wales
'Frits About' and 'Other Wales News' - the latest sightings of Fritillary butterflies in Wales.
Forest Fliers Newsletters - moths and butterflies in NRW managed woodlands.
The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.
The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.
Numerous recent sightings of a moth that became extinct in the UK in the 1960s, suggest that it has recolonised and is now breeding across southern Britain.
In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.