Dog Rose

Dig It – November Tips from the Secret Gardener

Gardens can act as important stepping stones between nature reserves and other natural habitat by offering abundant supplies of nectar for butterflies and moths. So, what about hedges...

Burnet and Large White

Supporting The New Nature And Wellbeing Act

Chief executive of Butterfly Conservation, Dr Martin Warren, discusses why a new Nature Act is essential to securing our future as well as our precious wildlife.

Katie Cruickshanks 2

FBI Butterfly Agent!

Meet our new Conservation Officer for the Farmland Butterfly Initiative, Katie Cruickshanks.

Oleander Hawkmoth

Warm, Wet, Windy and Weird

Autumn can be one of the most exciting times of the year for nature lovers, migration is in full swing and wild, unpredictable weather can deposit rare species in the most unusual of places.

White Admiral

Amazing Autumn Appearances

No matter how long you have been interested in butterflies and moths, they always retain the ability to surprise us.

iRecord Butterflies app

iRecord Butterflies In Autumn

Big Butterfly Count may be over but butterflies are still flying. If you enjoyed watching butterflies this summer, why not download our free iRecord Butterflies app and carry on counting?

Small Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia

Dig It – August Tips from the Secret Gardener

You might struggle to find space in your garden for any more plants at this time of year but squeezing in a couple of containers with plants to provide late summer nectar is worthwhile.

Attenborough counting butterflies

Biggest Butterfly Count

Will butterflies lapse back into decline this summer or push on to even greater numbers?

Peacock Butterfly

Get Out For The Count

2014 is shaping up to be a bumper year for butterflies. How many can you spot during this year's Big Butterfly Count?

Cinnabar list

Tales From The Trap - June 2014

Half-way through 2014 Les Hill takes stock and looks at what we’ve had in the Butterfly Conservation moth trap so far this year.

Stoats on Prees Heath

Trills And Thrills To Be Had in June

Work carried out on Butterfly Conservation reserves is primarily to maintain and improve habitat for butterflies and moths but many of the measures taken benefit other wildlife too.

Yellow Iris

Dig It – June Tips From The Secret Gardener

Many wildflowers grow well in the boggy areas surrounding the pond or on the slopes at its edge. The Secret Gardener shares some of the best species to transform your water feature into a magnet for moths and butterflies.

Gardening Booklet

Gardening For Butterflies And Moths

Our new booklet "Gardening For Butterflies And Moths" written by wildlife writer Kate Bradbury will show you how to help these wonderful species in your patch.


Flood Pain For Butterflies?

The wettest winter on record has brought flooding misery to many homeowners and left large swathes of southern England under water.