If you had the feeling that there weren’t many butterflies on the wing last summer then the results of one of Butterfly Conservation’s major surveys will bear out your suspicions.
At last, butterflies are starting to emerge in numbers after the winter and, on a fine April day, you stand a good chance of spotting a Comma butterfly.
The Verbena family includes useful nectar plants for butterflies and other pollinators.
All of us can contribute to improving the area around our homes for wildlife - whether rural or urban - and one way is by sowing wildflower seed.
Much has been learned in recent years about the amazing migration of the Painted Lady.
The depths of winter are typically a quiet time for butterflies and moths but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing of interest going on in the world of Lepidoptera.
Being a committed wildlife gardener means compromising a little on the tidiness of your garden to protect the overwintering sites of insects and other creatures.
This time we’re going to town…
Get involved in a campaign to save our trees
Along with all the other resolutions you are making this month, why not jot down some ideas for helping butterflies and moths in your garden this year.
Holly is one of the plants most strongly associated with Christmas, but it is also a useful resource for butterflies and moths...
Share some moth trivia over your Christmas dinner with our round up of the 12 most festive species.
Butterfly Conservation and the Dorset Wildlife Trust have been working together to protect the rare Silver-studded Blue on its island stronghold.
Heather is an attractive, evergreen shrub that can bring colour to your garden all year-round. It's also a useful nectar source for butterflies and moths and the foodplant of several caterpillars.
Butterflies are tucked away for winter or have emigrated to warmer climes, but for some moths the year is just getting started.
Create a bulb lasagne for butterflies by layering bulbs in a container. Follow the Secret Gardeners recommendations and your plants will flower in succession from February to July.
Improved green farming schemes are vital to save butterflies when the UK leaves the EU
Summer is behind us but the butterfly season isn't over yet. Discover how to watch, record and enjoy butterflies into autumn.
Seed harvesting is a cost effective way of preserving and increasing your stock of plants. Any surplus can be shared or swapped with friends or family.
The Secret Gardener takes a look at what's available in garden centres this month for some last-minute, low maintenance, butterfly-friendly gardening.
Now, more than ever before, we need to speak up for nature and ensure that our post-Brexit landscape still has space for butterflies and moths.
Despite their exotic looks, Hawk-moths and their caterpillars don't have particularly fancy tastes. Most of their food plants are commonly found in gardens.
This year’s Moth Night, the UK’s annual celebration of moths and moth recording, stars some of the largest, fastest and most colourful insects, the hawk-moths.
New study reveals that street lights alter the activity of moths
A better future for the Large Blue
Butterfly Conservation Ambassador and gardening writer Kate Bradbury explains why and how to plant a pot for pollinators.
Butterfly Conservation President Sir David Attenborough celebrates his 90th birthday
You might not associate a garden rockery with butterflies and moths but actually the hot and dry microhabitat, with well-drained soil, can offer conditions suitable for some great nectar plants.
Richard Fox will help guide you through the pitfalls and make sure you’re all right with the whites.
One of our most rapidly declining species is 'on the wing' in April. Neil Hulme, Fritillaries For The Future Project Officer introduces the Pearl-bordered Fritillary .