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  • Droughts could cause UK butterfly extinctions

    Severe drought could lead to extinctions of common UK butterflies by 2050

  • Where is the Common Blue?

    Holidaymakers Help Needed to Track Down The Common Blue

  • Across The Lough For Butterflies

    Father and son team brave the elements to count island butterflies

  • Get Out For The Count!

    Do your bit for butterflies

  • The Lady Descends .... Again

    Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?

  • Moorland Butterfly Project Receives Funding Boost

    A project to protect the south west’s threatened moorland butterflies has received nearly £23,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

    One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies has seen a big increase in numbers at the Mabie Forest near Dumfries in South West Scotland.

  • Help Save Sussex Pearls!

    A conservation project has been launched to stop the drastic decline in numbers of two of the rarest woodland butterflies in Sussex - the Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

  • Continental Butterfly Appears In Cambridgeshire

    A European butterfly which made news headlines last month for being the first on record to survive a British winter has now emerged in Cambridgeshire, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

  • 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.

  • Torbay Thinks Big About UK’s Smallest Butterfly

    Conservationists in Devon have gone to extraordinary lengths to move a colony of rare butterflies from their home in an abandoned quarry after the site was scheduled for redevelopment

  • Catfield Fen Clarification Statement

    Please read this correction to the article 'Catfield Threat' from page 13 of Butterfly magazine, issue 117.

  • 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.

  • Blue Is The Colour At Flagship Butterfly Reserve

    A flower-strewn Cotswold valley that could become home to the UK's rarest butterfly has been awarded prestigious National Nature Reserve status by Natural England.

  • Big Butterfly Count Island Odyssey

    A father and son team are embarking on an island odyssey to count butterflies at one of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks – Strangford Lough.

  • Get Out For The Big Butterfly Count

    Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to become back garden wildlife detectives this summer.

  • Look For Lobsters In The Woods

    Nature lovers are being asked to check the woods for Lobsters in a bid to help conservationists monitor moth distribution in the UK’s increasingly threatened woodlands and forests.

  • Rare Moth Found In Scottish Highlands

    One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.

  • Rare Swallowtail To Colonise UK?

    A rare and spectacular butterfly may be attempting to colonise the UK after adults recently emerged on the south coast, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

  • Early Start For Rare Spring Butterflies

    Many of the UK’s rare spring butterflies have emerged three weeks earlier than last year and a week earlier than average as a result of the recent mild weather, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

  • A Devotion To Wildlife

    Butterfly Conservation is sad to hear of the recent death of John Randall. John was key member of Devon Branch and former ‘BC Volunteer of the Year’. He devoted much of his life to saving butterflies, moths and other wildlife.

  • Spraying Is Still Not The Answer

    Butterfly Conservation is shocked that the Forestry Commission is again going ahead with aerial spraying of woodland in Berkshire to control Oak Processionary moth.

  • Moth Crash Indicates Insect Crisis

    Butterfly Conservation warns that Britain’s biodiversity is under threat following analysis of data from the National Moth Recording Scheme

  • Bog Squad To Protect Peatlands

    Scottish peat bogs are set to receive a boost with the launch of a Butterfly Conservation Scotland ‘bog squad’ dedicated to saving these precious wildlife habitats.