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.

Branches & Groups

If you live in Wales and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you will automatically become a member of either North Wales Branch or South Wales Branch which hold events, activities and talks.

There are also some local moth and butterfly 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                                                                                                      

You can keep up with South Wales Branch on Facebook

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.


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 - On our work for moths and butterflies in NRW managed woodlands. Bilingual.  

Wales Reports

Welsh Language Statement


  • 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.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

Catch up on all our news


  • 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


    Guided walk to see High Brown Fritillary.


See all our upcoming events

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, help with habitat management or search for some elusive species.

Volunteering opportunities take place across Wales, organised by our North and South Wales Branches. Walks to see butterflies take place when they fly, usually in the late spring or summer.

Explore these links to find out more.
North Wales Branch
South Wales Branch


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Contact office

Office address

Butterfly Conservation Wales
4D Cwm Road