Archive for Butterfly Conservation

All the better for moorland butterflies

The decline of three of the UK’s most threatened butterflies could be reversed across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the launch of a ground-breaking conservation project. Continue reading

Extreme weather can lead to butterfly declines

Increasingly frequent extreme weather events could threaten butterfly populations in the UK and could be the cause of recently reported butterfly population crashes, a study involving Butterfly Conservation has revealed. Continue reading

Mystery of butterfly disaster summer

Common butterflies saw their numbers collapse over the summer despite the UK experiencing weather conditions that usually help them to thrive, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed. Continue reading

Where is the Small Tortoiseshell this summer?

Gardeners are being asked to focus on their flowerbeds this Bank Holiday to look for one of the UK’s best-loved butterflies whose numbers appear to have plummeted this summer. Continue reading

If you go down to the woods today

Wildlife lovers are being asked to head into the woods this summer to help chart the progress of an unprecedented butterfly success story. Continue reading

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