Archive for Butterfly Conservation

Not so common: where is the Common Blue?

Conservationists are seeking the help of millions of holidaymakers heading to the coast this summer in a bid to solve the mystery of a disappearing butterfly. Continue reading

Across The Lough For Butterflies

A father and son team are planning to visit around 70 islands by boat in just seven days in an epic bid to count thousands of butterflies on Strangford Lough – the largest inlet in the UK and Ireland. Continue reading

Get Out For The Count!

Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to help reverse butterfly declines by planting nectar sources for pollinating insects in their gardens. Continue reading

Grazing not blazing

Cattle are set to return to a South Wales common following recent work which is set to help butterflies and wildlife in the area. Continue reading

The Lady Descends Again

The UK is braced for a once in a decade influx of Painted Ladies with the potential for millions of the butterflies winging in from southern Europe as part of the longest butterfly migration in the world. Continue reading

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, Butterfly Conservation can reveal. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

2014: The Year Of The Continental Crusaders

2015 could be the most exciting butterfly year for a generation following an influx of exotic continental species into the UK this summer, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed. Continue reading