Wales Nature Week 22-30 July

That's it for this year! A huge thanks to our partner organisations who make Wales Nature Week possible and to the people and communities in Wales for taking part!

If you are missing Wales Nature Week, don’t worry! Our social channels are open year-round. Do keep posting and sharing your experiences of nature!

This year we are encouraging people to discover and enjoy the wealth of flora and fauna that surrounds us, under our theme: Celebrating Nature’s Treasures. The natural world is full of wonder, revealing nature’s treasures from the seemingly humble to the truly expansive, marvelling at the iridescent beauty of a starling’s plumage, to our breathtaking Welsh landscapes. Large and small, these are our treasures, our natural heritage, inherited by each generation to discover, celebrate and to protect.


Our partner briefing pack with all you need to know if you are running an event or supporting Wales Nature Week through your social media channels (pdf file)

Display the Wales Nature Week poster in your school, community space or workplace (pdf file)

Download our press release template for you to adapt and issue on behalf of your community group, LNP, school or business (word file)

Download the Wales Nature Week resources file and save the graphics to your desktop or device (zip file)

Partner Briefing pack

Wales Nature Week 2023 poster

Follow us

Press release template


To view events in your locality e.g Swansea click on Events and select the location you are interested in.

Completed events

21 July

Moth trapping at Magor Marsh

22 July

NPT For Nature Meeting - Wales Nature Week

Nature is Fun! Alyn Waters Country Park

Coastal Wildlife Walk (ages 9-24) Cardigan Bay

Nature’s Treasures in Bannau Brycheiniog

Shrill carder Bee Day with Bumblebee Conservation Trust- RSPB Newport Wetlands

National Marine Week 22 July – 6 August

National Moth Week 22 -30 July

23 July

International Bog Day Event at Castell Nos

Birdwatching Walk- Gower

Wildlife Wonders at Garwnant

The Wonders of Moths at Garwnant

Nature’s Treasures in Bannau Brycheiniog

International Bog Day 23 July

24 July

Nightjar & Bats - Guided Walk & Survey at Castell Nos

Big Butterfly Count – Upper Killay

Noticing Nature Walk-Rogerstone

Nature’s Treasures in Bannau Brycheiniog

Pond dipping at Newport Wetlands

Reptile and Amphibian Walk, Swansea

25 July

Guided Bat Walk – Fendrod Lake

Bat walk at Cwmtillery Lakes

BumbleBee BioBlitz - Storey Arms, Breconshire

Brilliant Bats at Carew Castle

Nature’s Treasures in Bannau Brycheiniog

Allt Rhongyr Nature Reserve Work Party

Red Squirrel webinar

Night-time Nature at Eveswell

Conservation Volunteer Day at Denmark Farm

26 July

Build a Bug Hotel in Erwood

Hwb y Gors Gardens celebration

Red Squirrels Walk and talk Clocaenog

Recording Pollinators at Forest Farm, Cardiff

Elusive orchids at Alyn Waters

Mini-beast Safari Cilgeran

Nature’s Treasures in Bannau Brycheiniog

Treasure our Pollinators at Friars Walk Newport

Wildlife Discovery Club at at Denmark Farm

27 July

River Taff shuffle at Bute Park

Exploring minibeasts and their habitat at Singleton Park

Bugs, Bees and Birds walk with Gavin Vella - Pontypool

Shelter Building at Cilgeran (Age 6+)

28 July

Woodland Fun Day Niwbwrch

Fresh Air Fun at Cilgeran (Age 3+)

Nature’s Treasures in Bannau Brycheiniog

Discover pollinators at Giants Grave

Woodland creative play sessions at Craig Gwladus Woods

Ystrad Fawr Balsam Pulling

Ystrad Fawr- wildlife ramble

Discover a Hidden Nature Oasis at Clegir Mawr

29 July

Go Wild! Parc Bryn Bach

Wildblitz Family Fun Day at Blaenrhondda

Moth Watch at Bute Park

Mammal Walk at Caswell Bay

Dawn Dolphin Watch Cardigan Bay

Conservation Festival Cymru at Anglesey Sea Zoo

30 July

Bionet Nature Day

How many butterflies can you count! Marford Quarry

Summer Woodland Craft Day Crymlyn Bog

Summer of Nature

July and August are busy months for nature activities. In addition to Wales Nature Week there are some fantastic events you can take part in either at home, in your local park, nature reserve or on holiday!

The Big Butterfly Count 14th July - 6th August
The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment.

Further opportunities to explore and record nature are listed below. Spread the word, join in and support the campaigns on social media!
Dragonfly Week 15 – 23 July
International Bog Day 23 July
National Moth Week 22 -30 July
National Marine Week 22 July – 6 August
National Whale and Dolphin Watch 29 July - 6 August
International Bat Night 26-27 August

How to take part

  • Follow us on social media
  • Share images of the ‘nature’s treasures’ you unearth from your garden, workplace, daily walk or outdoor activity during nature week and tag your posts #WalesNatureWeek #NaturesTreasures
  • Display the Wales Nature Week poster in your school, community space or workplace
  • Hold an event in your community, workplace, school or neighbourhood. Ideas include nature walks and talks, mini-beast hunt, nature surveys, arts and craft events or simply have a display which encourages people to explore nature.
  • You can decide to advertise the event to the public or keep it private to a specific group such as your school or volunteer group
  • Join our event partners in an organised event during Wales Nature Week- list of events coming soon!
  • Get in touch with your Local Nature Partnership to find out how you can make a difference for nature in your area.
  • Simply get out and enjoy nature on your doorstep!

There will be something for everyone – from individual, families and those who are new to nature, to the more seasoned nature lover. Nature is for everyone- no previous experience needed!

Any questions? Email us with any queries you have. We're here to help you participate in Wales Nature Week!

Species in Wales

Amphibians & Reptiles



Terrestrial Mammals



Helping Wildlife

Wildlife Gardening