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.

Volunteers searching for Marsh Fritillary webs on Gower

Get Involved!

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 .

Green-veined and Small Whites - Pete Smith

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                                                                                         

White-letter Hairstreak (underwing) - Bob Eade


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.

Introduction to recording butterflies and moths in Wales

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

Wales Reports

Welsh Language Statement


  • The Butterfly Effect

    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.

  • No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

    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.

  • Holy Grail of moth recording reappears in Britain

    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.

  • The Year of the Painted Lady

    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.

Catch up on all our news


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