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  • Bike For Butterflies 2023 Diary: Days 8 - 14

    "Mull is majestic, magnificent. Coll is captivating. But Tiree truly takes your breath away." Follow Butterfly Conservation Trustee Simon Saville on week 2 of his 700 mile bike ride from Glasgow to Inverness to raise funds to help protect endangered butterflies and moths.

  • Wild Spaces - how to help the species in your garden

    The Secret Gardener explores how you can find out more about the species in and around your garden, and create a Wild Space that provides something for all stages of their life-cycle.

  • Bike For Butterflies 2023 Diary: Days 1 - 7

    Follow Butterfly Conservation Trustee Simon Saville on the first 7 days of his gruelling 700 mile bike ride from Glasgow to Inverness to raise funds to help protect endangered butterflies and moths.

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    This year’s theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘anxiety’. While this is an emotion many of us have temporarily experienced, for some, it can become a mental health issue that can affect our day-to-day lives.

  • Shine a light: How a moth's eyes adapt in the dark

    Optometrist and Butterfly Conservation member Simon Berry explains his remarkable research into how nocturnal insects’ eyes adapt

  • Capture the moment

    A wildlife photographer shares his journey to having a more mindful experience when photographing butterflies

  • Hedgehogs need butterflies and moths

    To celebrate Hedgehog Awareness Week, Dr Richard Fox takes a closer look at a hedgehog's diet and what part butterflies and moths have to play in it.

  • Sustainability in gardens

    The secret gardener shares tips on how to create a more sustainable garden. 

  • Mighty moths are better pollinators than busy bees

    If you were to close your eyes and think of the word ‘pollinators’ a certain black and yellow insect might pop into your mind. But in terms of the most efficient pollinators, new research has revealed findings that will make us think again.

  • Edible Wild Spaces

    Anthony McCluskey, Wild Spaces Project Officer, shares tips on creating an edible garden  to create food for butterflies and moths while feeding yourselves too. 

  • Why reintroductions of butterflies and moths are essential

    The reintroduced Large Blue was one of the stars of Wild Isles last night, but do you know what reintroductions are and what they involve for butterflies and moths?

  • The People's Plan for Nature

    The People's Plan for Nature launched today. Butterfly Conservation CEO, Julie Williams, looks at why it is so important that we come together to take the action needed to protect and renew nature.

  • Wild Isles: Why woodlands are so critical for moths and butterflies

    Following the majestic displays of the Purple Emperor on BBC's Wild Isles last night, we take a closer look at how woodlands are critical for some of our butterfly and moth species, and what we need to do to protect them.

  • Butterfly Conservation Celebrates International Women's Day

    At Butterfly Conservation, we’re immensely proud of the women in our teams, from Conservation to Human Resources. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve asked some of our staff to share their thoughts on International Women’s Day and what it means to them, or on the thing they are most proud of. 

  • Dig it: The Secret Gardener explains the importance of native planting for butterflies and moths

    Appreciating the close relationship between butterflies and moths and their foodplants is the key to helping create a space where they can feed, breed and shelter.

  • Zoom in - Looking at new ways of engaging with people to create a more inclusive and accessible future

    Looking at new ways of engaging with people to create a more inclusive and accessible future is key to developing conservation support, says Anthony McCluskey.

  • LGBTQ+ History Month: Key players in Environmentalism

    It’s no secret that many LGBTQ+ Scientists have contributed to conservation efforts around the world and made a significant difference to how we understand our environment.  LGBTQ+ History Month is always a time to celebrate and spotlight those in the queer community that have made a difference, and to bring attention to their stories and achievements.

  • A look at the biodiversity of a conifer plantation managed as Irregular high forest

    Butterfly Conservation have led a research project investigating the biodiversity of a conifer plantation that is managed using Irregular forestry (a type of continuous cover forestry). Patrick Cook, Ecologist at Butterfly Conservation, explores the results of the research. 

  • Butterfly Conservation celebrates Women in STEM

    STEM has traditionally been a very male-dominated field but at Butterfly Conservation we’re proud to be an organisation that welcomes and embraces women working in the scientific fields of conservation and data analysis.

  • Get Quizzicle! Butterfly and moth general knowledge

    Doing Nothing for Nature? Take on our general knowledge butterfly and moth quiz to truly test your love for Lepidoptera

  • Landscape-scale responses of the threatened Lulworth Skipper to local-scale management

    Senior Ecologist Rachel Jones explores the landscape-scale responses of the Lulworth skipper. 

  • Top tips for helping butterflies and moths this winter

    So, you’re committed to #DoNothingForNature? Well firstly, thank you! This is such an important part of the year for every species of butterfly and moth, no matter what stage in their lifecycle they are and it’s incredibly important we let them rest and keep them safe so they can make it through the winter. Instead of heading out there and tidying up, grab a brew and read on to learn the best ways to help butterflies and moths this winter.

  • Overwintering butterfly and moth facts - An insight into why you should Do Nothing for Nature

    If you're considering whether to #DoNothingForNature, or trying to convince your friends, family, or work colleagues to get on board too, here are some facts about overwintering butterflies and moths to help you discover more about different species and their wintery hidden homes.

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    Happy New Year! It’s January again, and the temperature is cold with somewhat less to do. So why not set yourself some New Year’s resolutions and help our struggling butterflies and moths at the same time.

  • Alternatives to gardening this winter

    Doing nothing for nature! Firstly, thank you! Leaving our gardens alone during the winter months helps the butterflies and moths that are sheltering there make it through to spring. But, if you’re getting a bit restless, here are some ideas for alternatives to tidying the garden this winter...

  • The treasure in your leaf litter

    From Autumn onwards there are leaves of beautiful browns, yellows and greens turning to crispy litter in gardens and green spaces across the UK. But before you reach for your rake or (for the more technologically advanced among us) the leaf blower, stop and think, ‘what is in my leaflitter?’

  • Dig it: Old Christmas trees can create habitat for garden wildlife

    The Secret Gardener kicks off the year with their tips for using old Christmas trees to create habitat for wildlife in your garden.

  • More evidence of the need for urgent action for nature

    The result's of this year's Bugs Matter Citizen Science Survey have been revealed, showing a 64% decline in insect numbers sampled on vehicle number plates between 2004 and 2022 across the UK.

  • Butterfly Conservation Christmas Gift Guide

    Not sure what to get your favourite people this year? Whether it’s your garden-enthusiast dad, Lepidoptera-loving partner, or ever-curious grandchildren, there really is something for everyone on offer. Check out the options below to find a meaningful gift this Christmas that will also help us carry out the vital work we do.

  • Convention on Biodiversity: COP 15

    We need the Government to set the framework in policy, legislation - there has to be a fundamental change in how we view our relationship with the natural world and how we support nature’s recovery.