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  • 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.

  • Butterfly Fightback Begins

    UK butterflies rallied last summer following their worst year on record but numbers were still below average, a study has revealed.

  • Rare Butterfly Defies Climate Change

    A rare butterfly has defied climate change by changing both its habitat and diet, a study has revealed.

  • Moth Causes World T20 Cricket Chaos

    The world’s scariest moth caused chaos at the cricket after invading the BBC commentary box during England’s World Twenty20 clash with the Netherlands.

  • Butterflies at massive risk from climate change

    The latest report from the IPCC concludes that we are facing a big change in world’s climate that will have a huge impact on humans and wildlife alike.

  • Spreading Skipper Surprise

    A new survey has revealed that the Chequered Skipper has been playing hide-and-seek with butterfly recorders in Scotland.

  • Pollination Strategy: A Step In The Right Direction

    Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive, Dr Martin Warren, gives his reaction to the Government’s proposed Pollinator Strategy.

  • A Tribute to Vincent Weir

    Butterfly Conservation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Weir, who was a Vice President and one of the charity’s biggest donors.

  • Farmland Butterflies Flourish

    Farmland butterflies thrived last year after benefiting from the best summer weather for seven years, a survey has revealed.

  • Bean Sticks For Butterflies

    Volunteers working to save some of the UK’s most threatened butterflies have been taught historic woodland heritage skills from a Morecambe coppice expert.

  • Moorland Butterfly Project Receives Award

    A scheme to safeguard rare moorland butterflies has received an award for helping to improve wildlife habitats on Dartmoor.

  • Relief Road Proves Butterfly Hit

    An amazing 20 species of butterfly have now been found on the sides of one of the busiest roads in Dorset after wild flower seeds were planted on its flanks, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

  • Wild Future For Former War Tower

    A World War Two RAF control tower will become a home for wildlife as part of a project to preserve the building

  • Climate change sees butterflies move north

    Butterflies with stable populations have been able to take advantage of climate change and move northwards, a study involving Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

  • Nocturnal Nature In The Balance

    As the longest night of the year comes around this evening Butterfly Conservation and other wildlife bodies have assessed the fortunes of our nocturnal nature and discovered a mixed picture.

  • Nature Check

    The government is failing to deliver a third of its commitments to protect the natural environment

  • Farming for Nature

    A bird lover who turned his hobby into his livelihood has been crowned the winner of a prestigious wildlife farming award.

  • Butterfly Conservation Welcomes Neonicotinoid Ban

    Butterfly Conservation is pleased that the EU has imposed a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides which are implicated in the decline of bees.