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.

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

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

News

  • 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.

  • 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.

Catch up on all our news

Events

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