Butterflies and moths are sensitive indicators of the health of our environment. Find out how you can help them. 

Painted Lady - Jaco Costerus

First sightings 2019

Here are 2019's earliest sightings of resident and common migrant butterflies, as reported to Butterfly Conservation. You can follow all the latest sightings live on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too. 


Moths Matter

Our ‘Moths Matter’ campaign will seek to wow people about the wonder of moths, to overturn moth myths and to showcase these beautiful insects in all their mothy glory. 

Holly Blue (male/upperwing) - Iain Leach

Get gardening

By simply growing a few choice plants and providing butterflies and moths with a garden refuge, you can make a huge difference. Don't feel daunted, read on for our tips and tricks. This is the page you need for all the basics. 

Learn more about butterflies and moths

Duke of Burgundy by Peter Eeles

Save The Dukes

Help us create new areas of habitat and connecting suitable sites, allowing the Duke to spread its wings in Gloucestershire, Cumbria, Wiltshire and beyond.

Small Elephant Hawk-moth (underwing) - Bob Eade


Shop til you drop for butterflies and moths – every sale raises funds for our conservation work.

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle


Volunteers in our Branches manage over 30 Nature Reserves - all havens for butterflies, moths and other wildlife. Why not visit one near you? 

Garden Tiger - Iain Leach

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