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  • Species of the month: Large Blue

    Each month we’ll be finding out more about a species of butterfly or moth.

    This month, let’s meet the Large Blue
     

  • Saving Small Blue in the Southam Lias Grasslands: A Volunteer Success Story

    Here at Butterfly Conservation, we’re very proud of the impact our volunteers have, but recently the Chair of our Warwickshire Branch shared some statistics with us that took it to the next level….

  • Five ways to get stuck in this Volunteers’ Week

    Butterfly Conservation couldn’t do the work it does without the incredible dedication of volunteers. This Volunteers' Week (3-9 Jun), discover how you could make a difference for butterflies and moths.

  • LGBTQIA+ Representation in Conservation

    One way to support PRIDE is by increasing the visibility of the contributions to Conservation, and beyond, that people from the LGBTQIA+ community have made.

  • Let nature boost your wellbeing this Mental Health Awareness Week

    This Mental Health Awareness Week (13-18 May), Butterfly Conservation’s Vice President Dr Amir Khan explains how connecting with nature can help nurture your wellbeing and shares his top tips to embrace wild wellness wherever you are.

  • Studies in the long grass

    Our latest research shows that letting parts of your garden grow wild with long grass can increase butterfly numbers by up to 93%, so what better time to let your grass go wild than No Mow May! 

    Experts at Plantlife explains more about the importance of long grass for wildlife and why you should get involved.

  • The bountiful wildlife of hedges

    Robert Wolton is an ecologist who has written extensively about hedgerows and the wildlife within, including an upcoming book, Hedges, which will bring together decades of research and personal experience, much of it from his own farm in Devon. Butterfly Conservation is proud to work alongside Robert as part of Hedgelink, a cross-organisational group advocating for hedges across the UK. Here, Robert shares his love of the humble hedge.

  • Species of the month: Brown Hairstreak

    Each month we’ll be finding out more about a species of butterfly or moth.

    This month, let’s meet the Brown Hairstreak

  • A Hedgerow Carbon Code: investing in the future of butterflies and moths

    Joe Stanley, Head of Sustainable Farming & Knowledge Exchange at the Allerton Project, shares an update on the development of a Hedgerow Carbon Code.

  • Help for hedgerows! The government policy changes we need to protect our hedges for wildlife

    Hedgerows are a vital part of the UK’s ecological infrastructure, benefitting many species of butterflies and moths, and thousands of other wildlife species in myriad ways. Kieran Thomas, Butterfly Conservation's Policy Advocate Officer, explains the policy changes we need to see to protect our hedgerows.

  • Hedgerows: the habitat highways giving a lifeline to butterflies and moths

    Butterfly Conservation's Policy Advocate Officer, Kieran Thomas, explains why hedgerows are such a critical habitat for butterflies and moths and what we can do to help them thrive.

  • Hedges: unveiling their farm-friendly benefits

    The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) is an organisation led by farmers that offers support and advice on sustainable farming practices. Butterfly Conservation is proud to work alongside NFFN to deliver their mission – we are one of the partners of the NFFN advisory group, where we help by providing advice on policy issues and conservation management. Gabrielle Grant, Digital Communications Officer at Nature Friendly Farming Network, explains why hedges are vital to a thriving farm.

  • Top five tips for creating a butterfly and moth haven

    National Gardening Week (29 April - 5 May 2024) is here and we’re sharing our top five tips for creating a Wild Space that will be too good to miss for butterflies and moths. Whether you have a small balcony, a large garden, or a shared community space, it’s time to get those hands dirty to help nature! 

  • How to use peat-free products in your Wild Space

    Keen to create your very own Wild Space, or add to your existing Wild Space? Here’s how to use peat-free products for all of your planting activities.

  • Species of the month: Lunar Hornet Moth

    Each month we’ll be finding out more about a species of butterfly or moth.

    This month, let’s meet a marvellous moth – the Lunar Hornet Moth.

  • Why bogs are brilliant for butterflies, moths and the planet

    This #PeatFreeApril, we are celebrating bogs! Butterfly Conservation's Peatland Restoration Project Officer, Polly Phillpot explains just how important peatland habitats are for the UK’s butterflies and moths and why going ‘peat free’ is a vital part of protecting them.

  • April Fools! Would these butterflies and moths have you hoodwinked?

    When it comes to fooling predators, butterflies and moths have got a few tricks up their sleeves. Let’s delve into the tools of deception of our favourite winged insects… 

  • Go wild this Easter holidays with our top activities to do with the kids!

    Keeping the kids entertained for two weeks during the school holidays can require a lot of thought so we’re here to help! Check out our fun and simple activities to fill the hours with adventure, exploration, and entertainment.

  • Celebrating the incredible women of Butterfly Conservation this International Women’s Day

    From bringing butterflies back from extinction to making it known that moths matter, this International Women’s Day, we meet some of the brilliant women making a difference for butterflies, moths, and the environment at Butterfly Conservation.

  • Species of the month: High Brown Fritillary

    Each month we’ll be finding out more about a species of butterfly or moth.
    This month, we’ll be meeting the High Brown Fritillary.

  • Species of the month: Purple Emperor

    Each month we’ll be finding out more about a species of butterfly or moth. This month, let’s meet the… Purple Emperor

  • Wild activities for your wild ones this Half Term

    Need some inspiration for activities to entertain the kids this Half Term? Read on for our boredom-busting ideas that let them embrace their wild side…

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: We’ve come a long way, and there is still so much we need to do...

    Kate Hardy, Head of People and Culture at Butterfly Conservation, shares her reflections on the progress the organisation has made towards becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and the work that still needs to be done.

  • Why is light pollution bad for moths?

    With light pollution increasing each year, moths and other nocturnal insects are increasingly under threat. Let’s delve into the dangers of light pollution for moths.

  • How to reduce light pollution at home

    Light pollution threatens many nocturnal insects, including important pollinators like moths, by disrupting their ability to feed, breed and carry out their usual behaviour. But each year, light pollution increases.

    Help protect moths by following these simple steps to reduce light pollution at home.

  • Bringing dark skies to UK communities

    Kerem Asfuroglu is a lighting designer and dark skies advocate from southern Turkey. Having earned an MA in Architectural Lighting Design from Wismar University in Germany, he now lives in Ireland where he runs an environmentally sustainable lighting design practice. We spoke to Kerem about a new approach to lighting design, the power of people, and how communities can embrace their dark side.

  • Become a citizen scientist in 2024!

    Do you want to make a difference for wildlife this year?

    We’ve rounded up our cream of the crop of citizen science projects you can get involved in during 2024.
     

  • How to make your own moth trap

    Ever wondered which moths might be fluttering nearby at night? Make your own moth trap and host a moth garden party! By the way, it’s BYOB (bring your own bulb).

  • Take a walk on the wild side

    We want to help people from all backgrounds to experience butterflies and moths. Our Head of Wild Spaces explains the importance of creating urban spaces for nature.

  • What was in the Butterfly Conservation office moth trap in 2023?

    Individual Giving Officer, Hannah Rowsell, shares her moth-trapping journey and what she and the team at Butterfly Conservation’s office in Dorset had in their moth trap in 2023.