The Red Admiral enjoyed a record summer in this year's Big Butterfly Count...
Species to look out for
European Interests Group
The European Interests Group (EIG) of Butterfly Conservation aims to promote the enjoyment, conservation and study of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Europe. Membership is open to members of Butterfly Conservation. View the EIG website for details of holidays, surveys, where to see butterflies in Europe and to access the butterfly identification service, which will put a name to those difficult European species you photographed on holiday.
As an individual, you can join Butterfly Conservation's European Interests Group (EIG), which is a fully fledged branch of BC and works with BCE partners to further European butterfly and moth conservation.
They have contacts all over Europe and do surveys in collaboration with BCE partners for rare species or to provide data for local atlases. The EIG newsletter is produced twice a year and sent by email and contains a wealth of information on where to see butterflies in Europe.
You can print a membership leaflet or phone the membership department at Butterfly Conservation on 01929 406015 to add EIG membership to your subscription (£10 per annum).
Butterfly Conservation News
Gardeners are being urged to keep their eye out for a potential butterfly bonanza this autumn
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
What butterflies have you seen?
We've put together a list of species you could see across Europe.
You can also send us your butterfly photographs for identification.