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

Brimstone (mating pair) - Rob Blanken

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. 

Lime Hawk-moth by Adam Gor

Moth Recording

Taking part in the National Moth Recording Scheme is simple and everyone is welcome. Any larger (macro-) moth that you see, whether you are moth trapping on a Scottish mountain or relaxing in your garden, can be recorded and submitted to form part of this important scheme.

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

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

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle

Reserves

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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