Peacock Butterfly

Toughest Butterfly On The Block

The sight of a Peacock on a Winter's day delights butterfly fans but this small insect can strike terror into the hearts of many other creatures.

Long-tailed Tit

RSPB Guest Blog - Big Garden Birdwatch

Heather Griffiths' favourite butterfly is a Red Admiral but this month she is hoping to spot Long-tailed Tits in her garden. Will you be taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch?


Dig it - Wildlife Gardening Resolutions for 2014

New Year means dreaded New Year resolutions. But don’t despair, why not make some very simple gardening resolutions that will provide a home for wildlife and give you hours of fun?


First Sightings

Like glimpsing that first spring Swallow, the first butterfly sighting of the year always quickens the pulse.

High brown fritillary

Nature Check

The government is failing to deliver a third of its commitments to protect the natural environment


Big Butterfly Count in the Garden

Whatever the biological links between our flower beds and borders and the success of local butterflies, it is undoubtedly true that gardens are very important for the relationship between people and butterflies.

Peacock Butterfly

Wild About Gardens Week

Gardeners across Britain are uniting in an effort to halt the decline of UK wildlife during a week-long event.

Deaths-head Hawk-moth

Meet The Death’s-head Hawk-moth

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.


Be Tick Aware!

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.

Belted Beauty male - Roy Leverton

Save The Belted Beauty

Butterfly Conservation is supporting a campaign to help save one of the UK’s rarest moths in one of its remaining strongholds.

RSPB Reserves

RSPB's Best Butterfly Reserves

The RSPB love butterflies, and butterflies love their reserves! Find out which are the best for your Big Butterfly Count.

Garden Tiger

Look Out For: Tigers

Tigers are arguably our most striking and charismatic moths with beautiful patterns and fascinating life styles.

Peacock Butterfly

Dig It : Sit In The Sun

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.

David A

Attenborough - "Get Out For The Count"

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.