• Mystery of butterfly disaster summer

    Big Butterfly Count results reveal tough summer for UK butterflies

  • One in 10 UK species threatened with extinction, study finds

    State of Nature 2016 report paints bleak picture

  • Look out for the Speckled Wood butterfly

    Head into the woods to discover a butterfly success story...

  • Attenborough 'soggy summer risk to UK butterflies'

    Sir David Attenborough is warning that this year’s slow spring and soggy summer could pose a risk to the UK’s common butterflies.

  • B&Q boost for butterflies

    Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is pleased to announce a new partnership with B&Q to encourage customers to take action to help butterflies and other pollinators.

  • Is the UK set for a Humming-bird summer?

    Is a spectacular Continental moth that acts like a Humming-bird attempting to colonise the UK?

  • Titchmarsh - "Plant a pot for pollinators!"

    Alan Titchmarsh launches gardening campaign to help pollinating insects

  • Help hungry and homeless pollinators

    Butterfly Conservation is playing a key role in a project to help our hungry and homeless pollinators.

  • Small Copper slumps as butterflies struggle in cold summer

    Major annual butterfly survey reveals alarming decline of Small Copper

  • Help solve the riddle of back garden butterflies

    A new survey aims to lift the lid on the lives of our back garden butterflies

  • Retirement of Dr Martin Warren as Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive

    Dr Martin Warren announces his retirement as Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive

  • Time to protect our trees

    Butterfly Conservation joins coalition calling for a new woodland charter

  • 40 year slump for UK Butterflies

    More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

  • The Lady Descends .... Again

    Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?

  • Critically Endangered Butterfly Hits 10- Year High

    One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat, a study has revealed.

  • Continental Crusader Conquers British Winter

    A spectacular European butterfly has travelled to the UK and for the first time on record, survived the British winter, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

  • Recent Changes in the Branch

    Committee changes and other events in the Branch
  • Pollinators Pushed Up The Agenda

    Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.

  • Horror Moth Ghosts In For Halloween

    The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.

  • Globally Endangered Butterfly Needs Your Help As Numbers Fall

    One of the UK’s rarest butterflies - the Large Blue - has declined this summer at its Somerset stronghold, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

  • Munching Caterpillars Secure Wessex Watermark Award

    Wessex Water have handed over £750 of funds to help support Butterfly Conservation's education project 'Munching Caterpillars'.

  • Small Tortoiseshell Fights Back

    One of the UK’s favourite butterflies – the Small Tortoiseshell, continued its fight back this summer after years of decline, despite enduring the coldest August since 1993, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

  • Game-changing response required to tackle State of Nature crisis

    A year on from the publication of the State of Nature report, Sir David Attenborough joins Butterfly Conservation and our partners to seek out game-changing solutions to the crisis facing nature.

  • Join the Butterfly Task Force

    Butterfly Conservation is appealing for volunteers to help save rare butterflies in Morecambe Bay.

  • Butterfly Conservation’s Craft Club is Back


    Join us on 9 September at 10am for an ink-tastic online drawing class with illustrator Kate Moby. Inspired by the natural world, Kate’s work sits in two categories, inky animals and inky botanicals. Stocked in stores both on the high-street and online, many of you will have already spotted her wonderful designs out and about.


    The focus of this exciting class will be moths you can see in your garden at home. We will be focusing on two common species, the Elephant Hawk-moth and the Garden Tiger. Both of these moths can be spotted throughout the summer, with the Elephant Hawk-moth on the wing from May through to July and the Garden Tiger July and August. Kate will begin by showing you how she creates the hand carved pens in the craft kits, before then guiding you through creating a moth masterpiece using the powdered inks in the kit.  

    With a focus on sustainability, Kate grows her own bamboo which is cut and hand carved by her into dip pens. These are then used in the ink to create her wonderful designs. Championing eco friendly British manufacturing in a sustainable way the kits you receive from Kate will be plastic free and contain only FSC certified paper materials.

    In your kit you will receive:

    ·         X1 Hand carved bamboo pen in illustrated recycled card sleeve (please specify whether you are left or right handed on your order form)

    ·         X3 Glassine sachets of powdered ink in Prussian Blue, Red and Yellow. Glassine is made from PEFC certified pine resin which makes them fully biodegradable yet archival and waterproof

    ·         Sheets of Cold Pressed, acid-free cotton watercolor paper to draw onto

    ·         Worksheets and reference materials

    ·         A voucher for katemoby.com worth £5

      PURCHASE YOUR CRAFT KIT HERE - Please note kits will be dispatched within 14 days of the event. 

  • Ivy lifeline for autumn moths

    UK braced for influx of rare continental moths looking for ivy to feed upon

  • 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.

  • Tackling anxiety and isolation at home with Butterfly Conservation

    As we’re all being encouraged to spend more time in our homes and feeling the worry and anxiety of 24/7 news coverage of the global pandemic, Butterfly Conservation is suggesting a way to look after your mental health by spending time in your garden or local outdoor spaces.

  • Launch of new Moth Atlas for the West Midlands

    Moth recorders in the West Midlands are celebrating the completion of an online atlas covering Birmingham & the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.