October it is an ideal time to plant spring-flowering displays.
The Death’s-head Hawk-moth is the bad boy of the moth world. Strikingly large, with a skull-like marking on its thorax and the ability to squeak when alarmed, the moth was traditionally seen as an omen of death.
Less Is More For Garden Wildlife
A micro moth with a massive media profile. Does the infamous Horse Chestnut Miner deserve its reputation?
Most ticks are little more than an irritation, but a few can transmit Lyme disease. It is therefore important to be informed and take some simple precautions.
Butterfly Conservation is supporting a campaign to help save one of the UK’s rarest moths in one of its remaining strongholds.
The RSPB love butterflies, and butterflies love their reserves! Find out which are the best for your Big Butterfly Count.
Tigers are arguably our most striking and charismatic moths with beautiful patterns and fascinating life styles.
August is the month for sitting back in the garden and enjoying the bright colours as the bees and butterflies explore the nectar-rich flower borders.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is proud to support the Big Butterfly Count 2013.
Butterfly Conservation President Sir David Attenborough is urging all wildlife lovers to help take the pulse of UK nature by taking part in the Big Butterfly Count this summer.
In spite of the name, we’re asking people to look out for two day-flying moths as part of Big Butterfly Count 2013.
Beat the heat, look after your nectar plants!
Every June we get calls from concerned BC members and journalists wondering what has happened to all the butterflies.
There is still time to get planting in preparation for next month’s Big Butterfly Count.
Richard Fox will help guide you through the pitfalls and make sure you’re all right with the whites.
It’s spring at last, butterflies are emerging and love is in the air. Butterfly lifecycles are neatly divided when it comes to the important things in life - Richard Fox explains.
By Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive, Dr Martin Warren
This small, moth-like butterfly is one of the first of our threatened species to emerge in the year.
You can help moths by asking your local MP to sign up to an early day motion which calls on the Government to take urgent action to save our dwindling moth populations.
Nettles are important foodplants for the caterpillars of several butterflies and moths. They have also been grown in herb gardens for centuries and can provide many benefits for people too.
The Government’s decision to give the go-ahead for the expansion of Lydd Airport in the area is one of those decisions that leaves us aghast and dismayed.
So the results are out. 2012 was the worst year for butterflies in the UK since detailed national population monitoring began in 1976.
Our "Secret Gardener" reveals their top tips on getting your garden ready for the next month ahead.
Richard Fox gives the low down on his pick of what you can see in April.
Les Hill explains why some recorders who would normally record all year round still haven’t switched their traps on at all as it’s so cold!
We British are very interested in the weather. It’s a national obsession, and nowhere more so than among Britain’s butterfly and moth enthusiasts.
Les Hill gives his verdict on February 2013, and how it compares to records over the years. Will things get better or worse?
Since the 1950s, the UK has developed a world leading system of conserving its natural heritage. But these hard won gains are now being steadily eroded in the rush to save money and deregulate.
This week Les Hill looks at what methods can be used to get your records into your computer and ultimately into the National Moth Recording Scheme.