Archive for Butterfly Conservation

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

Mediterranean blue butterfly invades south coast

A striking continental butterfly has emerged on the South Coast in record numbers for the second time in three years, Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed. Continue reading

Climate change toll on butterflies and moths

Climate change may be contributing far more to butterfly and moth declines than previously thought, a study has revealed. Continue reading

Holly blue defies predatory wasp – Big Butterfly Count results

A butterfly locked in an evolutionary struggle with a killer wasp has bounced back this summer following a series of steep declines, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed. Continue reading

Cigarettes and alcohol … and moths

Back gardens across the UK will be baited with tobacco and alcohol over the next few nights as part of a cunning bid to lure in a massive continental moth whose tongue is longer than its body. Continue reading