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

Marbled White - Iain H Leach

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. 

Silver Y - Rob Blanken

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?

The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland.  If you have seen one, add your sighting to our 2019 map so we can track their migration across the UK. 

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

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

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle

Reserves

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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