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One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat, a study has revealed.
A spectacular European butterfly has travelled to the UK and for the first time on record, survived the British winter, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.
Conservationists in Devon have gone to extraordinary lengths to move a colony of rare butterflies from their home in an abandoned quarry after the site was scheduled for redevelopment
Please read this correction to the article 'Catfield Threat' from page 13 of Butterfly magazine, issue 117.
Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.
The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies - the Large Blue - has declined this summer at its Somerset stronghold, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
Wessex Water have handed over £750 of funds to help support Butterfly Conservation's education project 'Munching Caterpillars'.
One of the UK’s favourite butterflies – the Small Tortoiseshell, continued its fight back this summer after years of decline, despite enduring the coldest August since 1993, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.
A year on from the publication of the State of Nature report, Sir David Attenborough joins Butterfly Conservation and our partners to seek out game-changing solutions to the crisis facing nature.
A flower-strewn Cotswold valley that could become home to the UK's rarest butterfly has been awarded prestigious National Nature Reserve status by Natural England.
A father and son team are embarking on an island odyssey to count butterflies at one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks – Strangford Lough.
Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to become back garden wildlife detectives this summer.
Nature lovers are being asked to check the woods for Lobsters in a bid to help conservationists monitor moth distribution in the UK’s increasingly threatened woodlands and forests.
One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.
A rare and spectacular butterfly may be attempting to colonise the UK after adults recently emerged on the south coast, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
Many of the UK’s rare spring butterflies have emerged three weeks earlier than last year and a week earlier than average as a result of the recent mild weather, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
Butterfly Conservation is sad to hear of the recent death of John Randall. John was key member of Devon Branch and former ‘BC Volunteer of the Year’. He devoted much of his life to saving butterflies, moths and other wildlife.
Butterfly Conservation is shocked that the Forestry Commission is again going ahead with aerial spraying of woodland in Berkshire to control Oak Processionary moth.
Butterfly Conservation warns that Britain’s biodiversity is under threat following analysis of data from the National Moth Recording Scheme
Scottish peat bogs are set to receive a boost with the launch of a Butterfly Conservation Scotland ‘bog squad’ dedicated to saving these precious wildlife habitats.
UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed.
A rare butterfly has defied climate change by changing both its habitat and diet, a study has revealed.
The world’s scariest moth caused chaos at the cricket after invading the BBC commentary box during England’s World Twenty20 clash with the Netherlands.
The latest report from the IPCC concludes that we are facing a big change in world’s climate that will have a huge impact on humans and wildlife alike.
A new survey has revealed that the Chequered Skipper has been playing hide-and-seek with butterfly recorders in Scotland.
Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive, Dr Martin Warren, gives his reaction to the Government’s proposed Pollinator Strategy.
Butterfly Conservation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Weir, who was a Vice President and one of the charity’s biggest donors.
Farmland butterflies thrived last year after benefiting from the best summer weather for seven years, a survey has revealed.
Volunteers working to save some of the UK’s most threatened butterflies have been taught historic woodland heritage skills from a Morecambe coppice expert.