Welcome

Butterfly Conservation has a team of four staff in Wales.

Our two Branches, North Wales and South Wales, are run entirely by volunteers who contribute countless hours to recording and conserving endangered butterflies and moths.



Get Involved!

Would you like to come out to see 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

Butterfly Conservation members living in Wales are automatically members of either North Wales Branch or South Wales Branch which hold events, activities and talks.

Other local groups and websites:
Brecknock Moth Group
Carmarthenshire Moth & Butterfly Group
Ceredigion Moths
Glamorgan Moth Recording Group
Monmouthshire Moth and Butterfly Group
Montgomeryshire Moths
North Wales Lepidoptera
Radnor Moths                                                                                         

Publications

Introductionary Guides to Gardening, Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars

Leaflets on notable species and habitats in Wales

'Frits About' and 'Other News' Newsletters - Specialising in the latest sightings of Fritillary butterfly species in Wales.

Forest Fliers Newsletters -  moths and butterflies in NRW managed woodlands.

Wales Reports

Welsh Language Statement

News

  • Winnie the Pooh takes part in the Big Butterfly Count

    Winnie the Pooh is encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by joining Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.

  • Spot a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon

    Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help reveal if the UK is experiencing a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon.

  • Extinct butterfly breeds in English first

    A previously extinct butterfly has bred successfully in an English woodland for the first time in more than 40 years as part of the ambitious conservation project, Back from the Brink.

  • UK moths battling unfair reputation

    Around three quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed.

Catch up on all our news

Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this area. Events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.

See all our upcoming events

Wales Environment Link

Butterfly Conservation is a member of Wales Environment Link an active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales and a valuable link to working with the Welsh Government.

In your area

Contact office

Office address

Butterfly Conservation Wales
4D Cwm Road
Hafod
Swansea
SA1 2AY