Save Our Butterflies Week

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Butterfly Conservation is running a series of events across the UK from May 18th-26th encouraging people to get to grips with some of our most threatened and little-known butterflies. Guided walks, information sessions and work parties will help reveal the secret lives of overlooked species like the Green Hairstreak and the rapidly declining Wood White.

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Get Snapping

Get Snapping

Butterflies and photography go hand in hand! For your chance to win some fantastic wildlife books and to get featured in our Autumn magazine, take a photo at one of our Save Our Butterflies events or at one of our reserves during Save Our Butterflies week and upload it to our Flickr group. We will pick a winner from each of the 3 categories: Best butterfly in a landscape image, best butterfly image and best image taken on a mobile phone. Good luck!

Download The Guide

Free ID Sheet

Download and print our free ID sheet, your on-the-go guide to some of the UK's rarest butterflies. Bring it with you to one of our nationwide events, or keep it in your back pocket for the next time you are out butterfly spotting. Now you will know your Skippers from your Fritillaries, and your Blues from the Whites.

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Free Gift For New Members

Mastered the Save Our Butterflies Week species and want to further your ID skills? Join today and receive your free 'Pocket Guide to Butterflies'. This compact guide is superbly illustrated to help you identify all of the UK species – ideal for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Offer ends 30 June 2013, direct debit only.