Ivy is believed to have magical properties but it has also been proven to have more practical qualities for wildlife - especially in winter.
The survival of some species of butterfly and moth may depend on their ability to remain dormant, sheltered and out-of-sight throughout the winter months. But they may need a bit of help to find a decent hiding place.
2014 proved to be the year of the continental crusader following an influx of beautiful and exotic butterflies into the UK.
Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland teamed up with Ulster Wildlife to deliver the first work party of the season
BC Europe is ten years old this year, so a good time to take stock of what has been achieved and what challenges lie ahead.
We need your help to stop a major building development that could risk the future of rare butterflies and other wildlife.
Richard Fox, Butterfly Conservation's Surveys Manager, talks about the unusually mild autumn and how it has allowed many butterflies to continue their flight periods or prolong their stay in Britain...
All our Big Butterfly Counters are champions for butterflies and moths but some stand out for going the extra mile in this summer's Count.
Gardens can act as important stepping stones between nature reserves and other natural habitat by offering abundant supplies of nectar for butterflies and moths. So, what about hedges...
Chief executive of Butterfly Conservation, Dr Martin Warren, discusses why a new Nature Act is essential to securing our future as well as our precious wildlife.
Meet our new Conservation Officer for the Farmland Butterfly Initiative, Katie Cruickshanks.
Autumn can be one of the most exciting times of the year for nature lovers, migration is in full swing and wild, unpredictable weather can deposit rare species in the most unusual of places.
The nectar-rich flowers of alliums will attract butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Now is the perfect time to plant them for a lovely spring display.
No matter how long you have been interested in butterflies and moths, they always retain the ability to surprise us.
Butterfly Conservation's Les Hill investigates the mystery surrounding the moths featured in the film The Silence Of The Lambs
There should still be plenty of plants in flower in your garden, providing nectar for butterflies, moths and bees.
Big Butterfly Count may be over but butterflies are still flying. If you enjoyed watching butterflies this summer, why not download our free iRecord Butterflies app and carry on counting?
The Brown Hairstreak is one of Britain’s rarest and most elusive butterflies.
You might struggle to find space in your garden for any more plants at this time of year but squeezing in a couple of containers with plants to provide late summer nectar is worthwhile.
Brush up on your photography skills to take a prize-winning shot and you could snap up a trip to Rhodes!
Will butterflies lapse back into decline this summer or push on to even greater numbers?
2014 is shaping up to be a bumper year for butterflies. How many can you spot during this year's Big Butterfly Count?
Moths are not all boring brown things...
The Secret Gardener suggests some plants to add to your garden to attract moths in for Moth Night.
Half-way through 2014 Les Hill takes stock and looks at what we’ve had in the Butterfly Conservation moth trap so far this year.
The RSPB shows that both birds and butterflies can do well alongside arable farming at their Hope Farm site in Cambridgeshire
Work carried out on Butterfly Conservation reserves is primarily to maintain and improve habitat for butterflies and moths but many of the measures taken benefit other wildlife too.
Many wildflowers grow well in the boggy areas surrounding the pond or on the slopes at its edge. The Secret Gardener shares some of the best species to transform your water feature into a magnet for moths and butterflies.
Mark Parsons explains all about the small ermine moth and their web-building habits.
Fill your borders with the right plants and seeds this month and you could be rewarded with butterflies all summer long.