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

Common Blue - Tim Melling

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. 

Burnet Moth - Rachel Scopes

Moths Matter

Our ‘Moths Matter’ campaign will seek to wow people about the wonder of moths, to overturn moth myths and to showcase these beautiful insects in all their mothy glory. 

Painted Lady - Jaco Costerus

Spotted a Painted Lady?

2019 has been the year of the Painted Lady - they are still being seen across the UK! Log your sighting on our map and help us their migration. 

Learn more about butterflies and moths

Marsh Fritillary (Female/Upperwing) - Iain Leach

Support our projects

The natural world needs our help. Habitats have been destroyed on a massive scale, and now patterns of climate and weather are shifting unpredictably in response to pollution of the atmosphere.

Small Elephant Hawk-moth (underwing) - Bob Eade


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

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle


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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