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.

A video to enjoy from home: great work being carried out for by the National Trust Saving the Pearl-bordered Fritillary  population at Cwm Soden 

Pearl-bordered Fritillary (male) - Mark Searle
Pearl-bordered Fritillary

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.

Wales Moth List

Volunteers searching for Marsh Fritillary webs on Gower

Get Involved!

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

Green-veined and Small Whites - Pete Smith

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    

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                                                                                    

White-letter Hairstreak (underwing) - Bob Eade


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

Introduction to recording butterflies and moths in Wales

Forest Fliers Newsletters

Wales Reports

Welsh Language Statement

Image above: White-letter Hairstreak - Bob Eade


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Due to COVID-19 all Branch events are cancelled until further notice. Please check with your Branch or event organiser for further details.
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Butterfly Conservation Wales
4D Cwm Road