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

Big Butterfly Count tee

Big Butterfly Count merchandise is here!

Why not wear Butterfly Conservation's newest Big Butterfly Count collection to help you identify the Butterflies and Moths you see whilst out and about?

A Manifesto for Butterflies, Moths and our Environment

A Manifesto for Butterflies, Moths and our Environment

We want to see a world where butterflies and moths thrive and can be enjoyed by everyone, forever. Our butterflies and moths are fundamental to a thriving ecosystem. If butterflies and moths are doing well, so is the environment around us. However, the UK is in a biodiversity crisis. We know what is needed to reverse these declines, but time is running out. Now is the time to act.

Butterfly Conservation at the Restore Nature Now demonstration with placards and a giant Marsh Fritillary

Restore Nature Now

On 22 June 2024, Butterfly Conservation joined over 60,000 people and more than 350 charities, action groups and other organisations to march through central London and demand that the Government Restore Nature Now.


Make a Space for Nature

Since 1945 the UK has lost 98% of its meadows. This habitat loss along with climate change means that our butterflies and moths are in severe decline. But... it doesn’t have to be this way. We are embarking on a campaign to transform the UK into a butterfly and moth-friendly haven and we need you to help.

Big Butterfly Count 2023

Big Butterfly Count 2024 - Coming Soon!

Help us take nature's pulse by joining the Big Butterfly Count. Friday 12 July - Sunday 4 August 2024.

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

If you want to help us save butterflies and moths in the UK, there are lots of ways to contribute!

Learn more about butterflies and moths

Marsh Fritillary (Female/Upperwing) - Iain Leach


Spotted a butterfly but not sure what it is? Our handy identification section will help you find out.

The Last Generation

The Last Generation

80% of butterflies have declined in abundance or distribution since 1976. We may be the last generation to enjoy butterflies and moths in abundance.

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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