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The rare Silver-spotted Skipper is extremely sensitive to small temperature fluctuations, a long-running study has revealed.
There is still time to get planting in preparation for next month’s Big Butterfly Count.
Richard Fox will help guide you through the pitfalls and make sure you’re all right with the whites.
It’s spring at last, butterflies are emerging and love is in the air. Butterfly lifecycles are neatly divided when it comes to the important things in life - Richard Fox explains.
UK nature is in trouble – that is the conclusion of a groundbreaking report published today by a coalition of leading conservation and research organisations.
By Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive, Dr Martin Warren
Wildlife declines are depressingly familiar in Britain and across the world. However, a new study, published this week in the international scientific journal Ecology Letters, provides some much needed good news.
The coldest start to spring for half a century has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
This small, moth-like butterfly is one of the first of our threatened species to emerge in the year.
You can help moths by asking your local MP to sign up to an early day motion which calls on the Government to take urgent action to save our dwindling moth populations.
Nettles are important foodplants for the caterpillars of several butterflies and moths. They have also been grown in herb gardens for centuries and can provide many benefits for people too.
Butterfly Conservation is extremely disappointed that the Forestry Commission is going ahead with aerial spraying of a protected wildlife site to control the Oak Processionary Moth.
Women’s fashion retailer Oasis has collaborated with Butterfly Conservation for this year’s spring and summer season to design a unique collection of t-shirts.
Butterfly Conservation is pleased that the EU has imposed a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides which are implicated in the decline of bees.
The Government’s decision to give the go-ahead for the expansion of Lydd Airport in the area is one of those decisions that leaves us aghast and dismayed.
So the results are out. 2012 was the worst year for butterflies in the UK since detailed national population monitoring began in 1976.
Our "Secret Gardener" reveals their top tips on getting your garden ready for the next month ahead.
Richard Fox gives the low down on his pick of what you can see in April.
Butterflies suffer worst year on record in washout 2012
Les Hill explains why some recorders who would normally record all year round still haven’t switched their traps on at all as it’s so cold!
We British are very interested in the weather. It’s a national obsession, and nowhere more so than among Britain’s butterfly and moth enthusiasts.
A potential merger between Natural England and the Environment Agency could prove a wildlife disaster
Les Hill gives his verdict on February 2013, and how it compares to records over the years. Will things get better or worse?
Since the 1950s, the UK has developed a world leading system of conserving its natural heritage. But these hard won gains are now being steadily eroded in the rush to save money and deregulate.
Write to your MEP and help safeguard farmland wildlife for the future
Neonicotinoid pesticide ban needed
The search to find the UK’s most wildlife-friendly farmer has been launched.
This week Les Hill looks at what methods can be used to get your records into your computer and ultimately into the National Moth Recording Scheme.
The abundance of the UK’s larger moths has crashed during the past 40 years with three species becoming extinct in the last decade, a major scientific report reveals.
Government announce that publicly-owned forest will not be sold off