Archive for Butterfly Conservation

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

Spreading Skipper Surprise

One of Scotland’s rarest and most charismatic butterflies – the Chequered Skipper, is far more widespread than previously thought, a survey has revealed. Continue reading

Farmland Butterflies Flourish

Farmland butterflies thrived last year after benefiting from the best summer weather for seven years, a survey has revealed. Continue reading

Climate change sees butterflies move north

Butterflies with stable populations have been able to take advantage of climate change and move northwards, a study involving Butterfly Conservation has revealed. Continue reading

Big Butterfly Count in the Garden

Gardens can be great places for wildlife. I certainly like to think that there are quite a few Small Tortoiseshells and Red Admirals that will make it through this winter on the fat they laid down feasting on the flowers in my garden and neighbouring plots in the last few months. Continue reading

Meet The Death’s-head Hawk-moth

The Death’s-head Hawk-moth is the bad boy of the moth world. Strikingly large, with a skull-like marking on its thorax and the ability to squeak when alarmed, the moth was traditionally seen as an omen of death. Continue reading

Exotic Migrants colonise the UK

Exotic butterflies and moths from the Continent are attempting to colonise the UK following this year’s warm summer and mild autumn. Continue reading