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.
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.
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
Branches & Groups
Other local groups:
Image above: Green-veined Whites and Small Whites
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'
Image above: White-letter Hairstreak - Bob Eade
Join us for our Butterflies of the Lake District webinar and learn about the common and rare species you can find here. Plus, by signing up you'll be helping fund on-the-ground conservation work in nearby Morecambe Bay.
A new project called Kent’s Magnificent Moths will save and celebrate some of the UK’s most unique and special moths which are found in the county.
In the wake of the inter-supermarket caterpillar cake debacle, Iceland has announced it will launch brand-new Iceland Bonny the Butterfly Cakes to promote the importance of biodiversity, with all profits going to Butterfly Conservation.
Residents of Norton in Stourbridge are set to see a boost to numbers of the striking Scarlet Tiger moth thanks to a £3,938 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET).
In your area
Butterfly Conservation, Wales Office
c/o National Botanic Garden of Wales (Wallace Room)