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.

Could you help please? Volunteers are needed now to hunt for the Grizzled Skipper and other Priority species in Wales.

Please click Volunteering Opportunities to find out how you can help

The Grizzled Skipper  flight season is just starting. To protect this threatened butterfly we need to find out whether it is present in sites where there is suitable habitat but it has not been recorded recently, or at all. Find out more here.

Surrey Grizzled Skipper Richard Stephens
Grizzled Skipper

Our Wales Conservation Strategy sets out which species and landscapes are prioritised in our work.

A message to all our fantastic volunteers: Thanks for all you've been doing in these difficult times.  The requirement to ‘Stay Local’ ended in Wales on 27th March. Site visits are now permitted provided that all volunteers:

• adhere to all Covid-19 restrictions issued by the government for the area where they live - please see Wales Government Corona virus guidance.

• take all sensible precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

The staff team can be contacted via their usual phone numbers. Calls to the Wales Office line 01792 642972 during working hours will be redirected to staff phones. 

We are 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.

Volunteers searching for Marsh Fritillary webs on Gower

Get Involved!

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

Join local experts Walks to see and learn about butterflies take place usually in late spring or summer.

Find volunteering opportunities (for 'Area' enter North Wales or South Wales) - help with habitat management or search for some elusive species

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

Green-veined and Small Whites - Pete Smith

Branches & Groups

Join Butterfly Conservation: members in Wales are part of North Wales or South Wales  Branches, which hold events, activities and talks.

Other local groups:

Brecknock Moth Group
Carmarthenshire Moth and Butterfly
Ceredigion Moths
Glamorgan Moth Group
Monmouthshire Moth and Butterfly
Montgomeryshire Moths
North Wales Lepidoptera
Radnor Moths

Image above: Green-veined Whites and Small Whites                                                                            

White-letter Hairstreak (underwing) - Bob Eade


Leaflets on butterflies and moths both in your garden and the threatened species and habitats in the wider landscapes of Wales

Wales Newsletters: 'Frits About' (Fritillary butterflies in Wales) and 'Other Wales News'

Introduction to recording butterflies and moths in Wales

Wales Reports

Welsh Language Statement

Image above: White-letter Hairstreak - Bob Eade


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Office address

Butterfly Conservation, Wales Office
c/o National Botanic Garden of Wales (Wallace Room)
SA32 8HG