White-Letter Hairstreak

Success…. Scottish Gems Found!

BC volunteer Ken Haydock reveals the story behind the recent discovery of White-letter Hairstreak eggs in Berwickshire - confirmation the declining butterfly may have started breeding in Scotland for the first time in 130 years...

White-Letter Hairstreak

Statement on the Chelsea Road Elm in Sheffield

Dr Sam Ellis, BC's Director of Conservation outlines the charity's position on the Chelsea Road Elm in Sheffield and the tree's population of White-letter Hairstreak butterflies


Hedge your bets for Brimstones

As February gets into its stride, the signs of the fast approaching spring are becoming more and more evident.

Snowy oak leaf

Dig It - January Tips From The Secret Gardener

January is an easy month to help butterflies and moths in the garden. Many species will be taking shelter until temperatures start to rise so leave leaf litter and postpone pruning to protect eggs, caterpillars and crysalises.

Peacock Butterfly

Cold comfort

Despite their seemingly delicate nature, butterflies and moths are surprisingly resilient to the winter chill. Richard Fox reveals why a cold snap may actually be beneficial for butterflies.

Red Admiral

Admiral armada

The Red Admiral has had an exceptionally good year, possibly its best ever.

Big Butterfly Count Logo

Keep On Counting

Despite some dodgy weather, this summer’s Big Butterfly Count is going really well. Take part this weekend and help us make it the biggest ever!


Vital Volunteers

This week is Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration of the positive difference that volunteers make to many aspects of life across the UK, day-in day-out, throughout the year.

Red Admiral

Glum in the garden

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.

Comma underwing

Look Out For: Comma Butterflies

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.

On set with Winterwatch

Performing Peacocks

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.