Archive for Butterfly Conservation

Attenborough ‘soggy summer risk to UK butterflies’

Sir David Attenborough is warning that this year’s slow spring and soggy summer could pose a risk to the UK’s common butterflies. Continue reading

Rare moth in severe decline at its last English site

 Numbers of a rare species of moth – found only in York in England – have tumbled in recent years, a team including researchers from the University of York have discovered. Continue reading

Is the UK set for a Humming-bird summer?

Wildlife lovers are being asked to check their gardens for humming-birds in a bid to find out if one of the world’s most striking moths is attempting to colonise the UK. Continue reading

Help Hungry And Homeless Pollinators

Butterfly Conservation is playing a key role in a project to help our hungry and homeless pollinators. Continue reading

Small Copper slumps as butterflies struggle in cold summer

One of the UK’s most widespread butterflies, the Small Copper, has suffered its worst year on record and is now in a state of significant decline, a study has revealed. Continue reading

Help solve the riddle of back garden butterflies

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is calling on gardeners to help solve the mystery of the UK’s back garden butterflies. Continue reading

Time to protect our trees

Butterfly Conservation has joined a campaign to help protect the UK’s woodland and the butterflies and moths that depend on them. Continue reading

40 year slump for UK butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed. Continue reading

Back from the brink

A previously extinct butterfly could be re-introduced to England thanks to an ambitious project to protect some of our most threatened wildlife. Continue reading

Neonicotinoid pesticides linked to butterfly declines

The use of neonicotinoid pesticides may be contributing to the decline of butterflies in the UK, a study has revealed. Continue reading