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  • UK moths battling unfair reputation

    Around three quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed.

  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

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  • Landseer Park Summer Butterfly walk.

    Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th June 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm

    Landseer Park car park. Grid ref: TM176425

    Landseer Park Summer Butterfly walk.  
    Come and see the vast array of butterflies among the flower rich meadows, 17 species seen in 2018.

  • Moth Trapping at Pipers Vale LNR

    Saturday 29th June 2019, 9:30pm-12:00pm

    Pipers Vale car park, Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich IP3 0LG Grid ref: TM178419

    Moth Trapping at Pipers Vale LNR.
    Identifying and recording ‘macro-moths’ with Sam Chamberlin and David Dowding.

  • Cavenham Heath Moths and Butterflies

    Friday 5th July 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm

    Cavenham Heath NNR near Tuddenham Meet; at the first car parking area towards the end of the road starting at the Green in Tuddenham village. The track is very bumpy after this point

    Cavenham Heath Moths and Butterflies.
    Opening moth traps set the night before followed by a walk on the heath looking for Forester in particular.

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Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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