Archive for Butterfly Conservation

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. Continue reading

Get Out For The Big Butterfly Count

Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to become back garden wildlife detectives this summer by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly survey. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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 (NMRS), which has collated more than 16 million moth sightings dating back to 1769. Significant population falls from 1970 to 2010 can be attributed to our changing landscape, including agricultural intensification and urban spread, as well as climate change. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Rare Butterfly Defies Climate Change

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

Butterfly Fightback Begins

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