Grassland Management Resources

High Brown Fritillary (upperwing)

Butterfly Conservation works closely with land managers to give advice and assistance on appropriate management regimes. Downloadable PDF leaflets have been produced to help with practical management for a variety of habitats.

Click on the relevant PDF downloads below to access our habitat factsheets, new downloads and factsheets will be added when they become available. 

Bracken/grassland habitats

  • Bracken for Butterflies: A practical guide to managing Bracken for butterflies. Useful for species such as; High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.
  • Fritillary Butterflies of DartmoorA guide to the identification and management of Fritillary Butterflies on Dartmoor. Useful for species such as; High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.

Damp Grassland

  • Rush Pasture FactsheetA guide to managing rush pasture. Useful for species such as; Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Marsh Fritillary and Narrow-bordered Bee-hawk Moth.
  • Fritillary Butterflies of DartmoorA guide to the identification and management of Fritillary Butterflies on Dartmoor. Useful for species such as; High Brown Fritillary, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.
  • Re-connecting the Culm: A practical guide to managing culm habitat. Useful for species such as; Marsh Fritillary, Dingy Mocha, Narrow-bordered Bee-hawk moth and Double Line.

Farmland

  • Butterflies and Farmland: Farmland is the main habitat for over three-quarters of British butterflies. This factsheet provides habitat advice on how to help more general and widespread butterflies and moths on the farm. The factsheet contains advice on managing grassland, arable fields, hedges, verges, green lanes, woodlands and scrub.

 

Find further management advice on other habitats (e.g. chalk grassland and moorlands) on the relevant butterfly and moth species factsheets (e.g. Duke of Burgundy, Marsh Fritillary, Adonis Blue, Argent & Sable).

To find out more about the different types of habitats and the species they support please visit our habitat page.