A COVID-19 update for all our supporters in Wales.
We are strongly urging the public not to visit our reserves but to follow the Government guidance to stay at home. Restrictions in Wales remain in force and are not the same as in England at present.
We urge our supporters to spend time monitoring and enjoying the wildlife in their gardens, if you are able to.
Recorders and Transect Walkers: Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens. Please do not make any journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.
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.
Would you like to volunteer or come out to see butterflies and moths?
Join local experts 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 listing - for 'Area' enter North Wales or South Wales.
Image above: volunteers searching for Marsh Fritillary larval webs on Gower
Branches & Groups
Other local groups and websites:
Brecknock Moth Group
Carmarthenshire Moth & Butterfly Group
Glamorgan Moth Recording Group
Monmouthshire Moth and Butterfly Group
North Wales Lepidoptera
Wales Environment Link. We are a member of this active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales; a valuable link to working with the Welsh Government.
Image above: Green-veined Whites and Small Whites
Bilingual leaflets on Gardening, Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars.
Leaflets on species and habitats in Wales
Newsletters: 'Frits About' (Fritillary butterflies in Wales) and Other Wales News
Image above: White-letter Hairstreak - Bob Eade
Butterfly Conservation and over 60 leading wildlife and conservation NGOs unite in support of speedier beaver restoration.
While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature.
Please be aware that all our offices, including Manor Yard at Lulworth, are now closed due to government advice re Coronavirus Covid-19.
Butterfly Conservation urges the Prime Minister to seize this opportunity to restore nature and reverse the climate crisis.