Butterfly Conservation has a team of four staff working 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.

Wales Moth List

Volunteers searching for Marsh Fritillary webs on Gower

Get Involved!

Would you like to come out to see moths and butterflies or volunteer?

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 .

Image above: volunteers searching for Marsh Fritllary larval webs on Gower

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    

Image above: Green-veined Whites and Small Whites                                                                                    

White-letter Hairstreak (underwing) - Bob Eade


Introductionary Guides to Gardening, Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars

Leaflets on species and habitats in Wales

Newsletter: 'Frits About' (the latest sightings of Fritillary butterflies) and other Wales News

Introduction to recording butterflies and moths in Wales

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

Wales Reports

Welsh Language Statement

Image above: White-letter Hairstreak - Bob Eade


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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