Despite some dodgy weather, this summer’s Big Butterfly Count is going really well. Take part this weekend and help us make it the biggest ever!
As you are pottering around deadheading pay attention to which flowers are the most popular nectar sources.
Student Lucy Cunningham decided to change her life to help wildlife.
Graduate Fiona Bell reveals life as an intern with Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation Ambassador and wildlife gardening writer Kate Bradbury explains how you can help reverse butterfly declines by planting a pot for pollinators...
This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the positive difference that volunteers make to many aspects of life across the UK, day-in day-out, throughout the year.
You can be butterfly-friendly on a budget and you don't even need a garden!
Let an area of grass grow long or sow an area with a mix of wildflowers and grasses to provide food and shelter for butterflies, moths and other wildlife.
If you had the feeling that there weren’t many butterflies on the wing last summer then the results of one of Butterfly Conservation’s major surveys will bear out your suspicions.
At last, butterflies are starting to emerge in numbers after the winter and, on a fine April day, you stand a good chance of spotting a Comma butterfly.
The Verbena family includes useful nectar plants for butterflies and other pollinators.
All of us can contribute to improving the area around our homes for wildlife - whether rural or urban - and one way is by sowing wildflower seed.
Much has been learned in recent years about the amazing migration of the Painted Lady.
The depths of winter are typically a quiet time for butterflies and moths but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing of interest going on in the world of Lepidoptera.
Being a committed wildlife gardener means compromising a little on the tidiness of your garden to protect the overwintering sites of insects and other creatures.
This time we’re going to town…
Get involved in a campaign to save our trees
Along with all the other resolutions you are making this month, why not jot down some ideas for helping butterflies and moths in your garden this year.
Holly is one of the plants most strongly associated with Christmas, but it is also a useful resource for butterflies and moths...
Share some moth trivia over your Christmas dinner with our round up of the 12 most festive species.
Butterfly Conservation and the Dorset Wildlife Trust have been working together to protect the rare Silver-studded Blue on its island stronghold.
Heather is an attractive, evergreen shrub that can bring colour to your garden all year-round. It's also a useful nectar source for butterflies and moths and the foodplant of several caterpillars.
Butterflies are tucked away for winter or have emigrated to warmer climes, but for some moths the year is just getting started.
Create a bulb lasagne for butterflies by layering bulbs in a container. Follow the Secret Gardeners recommendations and your plants will flower in succession from February to July.
Improved green farming schemes are vital to save butterflies when the UK leaves the EU
Summer is behind us but the butterfly season isn't over yet. Discover how to watch, record and enjoy butterflies into autumn.
Seed harvesting is a cost effective way of preserving and increasing your stock of plants. Any surplus can be shared or swapped with friends or family.
The Secret Gardener takes a look at what's available in garden centres this month for some last-minute, low maintenance, butterfly-friendly gardening.
Now, more than ever before, we need to speak up for nature and ensure that our post-Brexit landscape still has space for butterflies and moths.
Despite their exotic looks, Hawk-moths and their caterpillars don't have particularly fancy tastes. Most of their food plants are commonly found in gardens.