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.
Why become a member?
Butterflies and moths are among the most threatened groups of wildlife in the UK. Without your support we cannot continue our vital work to protect them. By becoming a member you will:
- Save endangered species from extinction.
- Help restore natural habitats and create safe-havens for butterflies and moths.
- Be part of an active and friendly organisation that makes a difference at local and national levels.
- Enjoy access to our butterfly nature reserves across the UK.
- Share your voice to campaign and support wider environmental issues affecting wildlife and people.
- Get involved in the world’s largest Butterfly & Moth recording and monitoring programmes.
- Help create a world rich in butterflies for future generations to enjoy.
The High Brown Fritillary was declared a priority species after numbers fell more than 80% in 10 years. The Morecambe Bay area is one of its last strongholds and we work with landowners to establish butterfly havens. This work will ensure the survival of the High Brown Fritillary for future generations.
Moths are a crucial part of Britain’s biodiversity. Their rapid decline threatens numerous species of birds, bats and small mammals that feed on them. Butterfly Conservation is working to understand more about moths and is leading the field in moth research and conservation in the UK.
Prees Heath reserve is the last sanctuary for the Silver-studded Blue butterfly in the Midlands. We are undertaking a major restoration project to reinstate heathland and grassland vegetation across much of the site, enabling the beautiful Silver-studded Blue and other wildlife to flourish.
We cannot conserve butterflies and moths unless we know where they live. Butterfly Conservation's work to record and map the distribution and abundance of butterflies and moths is at the heart of our efforts to conserve them, especially the rarest and most vulnerable species.