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Welcome to the Wiltshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation



Wiltshire Branch are receiving regular updates from Butterfly Conservation who are doing everything possible to provide support and reassurance to staff, volunteers and supporters.  In line with government guidance

  • All Butterfly Conservation events are cancelled
  • Transect walking and WCBS recording is suspended
  • IMPORTANT: Butterfly Conservation can continue to receive your sightings, but journeys away from home to record butterflies and moths MUST NOT be made as these would be considered non-essential journeys 

The latest UKBMS guidelines for transects and WCBS which can be found here.  Butterfly Conservation advice on recording can be found here.

Arrangements will continue to be reviewed and updates provided on our websites, social media channels and by email to those registered with us.  It is of great regret that these measures are necessary, especially in the light of the lovely weather this week, however these are exceptional times and we are working together to keep everyone healthy and safe. 


The future of our butterfly and moth populations in Britain is under threat with many specialist species in serious decline. Butterfly Conservation's reason for being is to save these populations by identifying the causes for the decline and carrying out corrective measures to halt and reverse the trend.

To do this successfully we need volunteer help locally in Wiltshire, particularly from those who may not yet members of BC, to record what is out there by conducting butterfly transects and moth trapping. We have to know what species we have and how they are prospering if we are to save them. Help with scrub clearance on important sites is also a vital role for volunteers.

In parallel we need to educate the community and in particular the younger generation about moths and butterflies by way of public events such as the annual Butterfly Day at Iford Manor near Bradford on Avon.


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