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  • Dig it – March Tips from the Secret Gardener

    Get your peat-free garden started by growing your own plants from seed.

  • Moths to see in spring

    Find out what moths you can spot in spring. 

  • Meet BC's newest volunteer: 16-year-old Anabel Boakes

    In support of the Government's Year of Green Action and our #iwill4nature pledge, Butterfly Conservation are hoping to connect more young people than ever before with wildlife this year, teaching them about butterflies and moths and inspiring them to take part in social action to improve the natural environment.

    Meet our newest volunteer: 16-year-old Anabel Boakes from Dorset...

  • Random Acts Of Kindness Day

    For this Random Acts of Kindness Day, Butterfly Conservation (BC) are celebrating the Year of Green Action (YOGA) with a list of 10 simple but inspiring ways you can engage with wildlife and the environment in 2019.

  • Small acts can help beleaguered butterflies and moths

    A report warning that plummeting insect numbers threatens the collapse of nature is a stark reminder that we must all play our part in trying to slow the assault on the natural world.

  • Dig It – February Tips from the Secret Gardener

    Snowdrops are one of the earliest spring bulbs to bloom, providing a useful source of nectar for bees and butterflies such as the Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone.

  • Insect Armageddon

    Recent high-profile studies showing insect declines have hit the mainstream media and been widely discussed online, often with dramatic talk of “insect armageddon”.

  • Year of Green Action

    This month marks the start of the #YearofGreenAction, a year-long campaign to see more people from all backgrounds get involved in projects to improve the natural world as part of the government’s 25 year environment plan.

  • Dig it – January Tips from the Secret Gardener

    It is resolution time again so why not choose to help butterflies and moths in your garden this year? Here are five suggestions for activities to engage your brain and body.

  • Munching Caterpillars Munches On

    Butterfly Conservation's (BC) Senior Education Officer, Kate Merry, takes some time out to talk about BC's Munching Caterpillars project - what it has achieved so far and plans for the future... 

  • Dig It – December Tips from the Secret Gardener.

    How flowery is your garden looking now? There are still a few butterflies around such as the Red Admiral, so it’s useful to note if you have any nectar plants available for them.

  • Let’s Talk About The Weather

    Talking about the weather has become more than idle chatter. The trends are hard to ignore and climate change is no longer the elephant in the room. But what does it mean for butterflies and moths?

  • Heating and Hibernation

    Richard Fox, Butterfly Conservation Surveys Manager explains butterfly and moth "hibernation"

  • Fritting About in Wales

    From May to September around 90 volunteers across Wales report their sightings of Fritillary butterfly species. They are all compiled into a newsletter, fondly known as ‘Frits About’ which is now in its 11th year. You can find it via the Butterfly Conservation Wales web pages.

  • Scottish Members celebrate

    The annual Scottish Member's Day was extra special this year. Find out what our members did to mark the occasion.

  • Dig it – November tips from the Secret Gardener

    Rowan provides fuel for pollinating insects and is an important foodplant for several caterpillars

  • Exmoor ponies saving butterflies in Sussex

    Steve Wheatley, Regional Conservation Manager for South East England, explains how the Grayling butterfly is relying on Exmoor ponies in Sussex.

  • 10 ways to help butterflies and moths this autumn

    Find out how you can help wildlife in your garden this autumn.

  • Moving Towards Sustainable Forestry in Europe

    Conservation Officer Patrick Cook explains how sustainable forestry can help butterflies and moths.

  • Dig It: October's tips from the Secret Gardener

    Gardeners and butterflies are relishing the last burst of warmth before Jack Frost arrives to dust our plants with his icy shimmer.

  • 10 easy ways you can help our environment

    Inspired by Chris Packham's People's Walk For Wildlife, here are our top ten ways you can help save our environment.

  • Do shifts in butterfly and moth phenology affect spring-breeding songbirds?

    UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) data has been used in a study led by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) researcher Dr Samantha Franks. The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, investigates the potential impact of climate change on songbird populations in the UK.

  • The value of citizen science

    Meaningful species population trends from mass-participation citizen science: the Big Butterfly Count example

  • The science behind The State Of Nature report

    A recently published large-scale collaboration, led by the RSPB, analysed the scientific data behind the State of Nature UK reports from 2013 and 2016. Professor Tom Brereton explains the findings of this paper, demonstrating just how much work goes into proving that the long-term declines in our wildlife are real and scientifically robust.

  • Microclimate refugia

    Richard Fox explains how cool microclimates reduce the extinction risk for climate threatened plants and insects in England

  • Meet the science team: introducing Rachel Jones

    Introducing Rachel Jones, Senior Ecologist at Butterfly Conservation who is currently researching the highly restricted Lulworth Skipper in Dorset, funded by a NERC iCASE Studentship with the University of Exeter and Butterfly Conservation.

  • UK Butterflies Outstanding Contribution Award for 2018 winners

    Sarah Meredith, Butterfly Conservation’s Large Blue Conservation Officer and David Simcox, of Habitat Designs Ltd and project manager for the Large Blue Committee have been jointly awarded the UK Butterflies Outstanding Contribution Award for 2018.

  • Dig it – September Tips from the Secret Gardener

    Heleniums bring both colour and a food source for pollinators to your flowerbeds in autumn.

  • Beauty and the beasts

    The Met Office are predicting a mild start to autumn which could lead to a rise in some of the biggest and most glamorous species found in the UK.

  • Swapping the sierras for the seaside

    Paloma Oteo Golderos, a biology from the University of Granada in Spain, has spent the summer working with Butterfly Conservation as part of an Erasmus traineeship. Here she explains why she swapped the Sierras for the seaside on the hunt for butterflies.