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Gardening Booklet

Gardening For Butterflies And Moths

Our new booklet "Gardening For Butterflies And Moths" written by wildlife writer Kate Bradbury will show you how to help these wonderful species in your patch.

Orangetip

Flood Pain For Butterflies?

The wettest winter on record has brought flooding misery to many homeowners and left large swathes of southern England under water.

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?

Peacock

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?

Brimstone

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

Painted

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.

Ticks

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.