Butterflies and moths will visit any garden, however small if they can feed from suitable nectar plants. There are likely to be over a hundred species of moth in an ordinary urban back garden, as well as up to 18 species of butterfly. Read our tips to attract these colourful visitors, and even plant to encourage them to breed in your garden, rather than simply to visit.
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.
Butterflies and moths are valuable indicators of the state of the environment and the data gathered in our world-renowned schemes is used by the Government to indicate the health of the environment at national, UK and European levels. The ongoing monitoring programmes help us direct our conservation effort where it is needed but we need your help to make them happen.
Butterflies are beautiful and vital to the health of the environment but they are disappearing fast. We need your help to save them. Holding a coffee morning, opening a garden, taking part in a marathon, bungee jumping and being tattooed are just some of the fantastic ways our supporters have raised money for us. We have many ideas, hints and tips if you plan on fundraising for us!