Archive for Butterfly Conservation

The Lady Descends Again

The UK is braced for a once in a decade influx of Painted Ladies with the potential for millions of the butterflies winging in from southern Europe as part of the longest butterfly migration in the world. Continue reading

Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies has seen a big increase in numbers at the Mabie Forest near Dumfries, Butterfly Conservation can reveal. Continue reading

Help Save Sussex Pearls!

A conservation project has been launched to stop the drastic decline in numbers of two of the rarest woodland butterflies in Sussex – the Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Continue reading

Continental Butterfly Appears In Cambridgeshire

A European butterfly which made news headlines last month for being the first on record to survive a British winter has now emerged in Cambridgeshire, Butterfly Conservation can reveal. Continue reading

Critically Endangered Butterfly Hits 10-Year High

One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat, a study has revealed. Continue reading

2014: The Year Of The Continental Crusaders

2015 could be the most exciting butterfly year for a generation following an influx of exotic continental species into the UK this summer, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed. Continue reading

Pollinators Pushed Up The Agenda

Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously. Continue reading

Globally Endangered Butterfly Needs Your Help As Numbers Fall

One of the UK’s rarest butterflies – the Large Blue – has declined this summer at its Somerset stronghold, Butterfly Conservation has revealed. Continue reading

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