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Butterfly Conservation
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment. UK Charity.
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 24
Our Big may have finished, but don't forget that you can still submit any counts done between the 19th July - 11th August! 📸 Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) by Iain Leach
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Back from the Brink Aug 13
If you are batty about bats 🦇 or suffer with moth madness 🦋 then you need to get to Rococo Gardens on 30th August for an evening wander around with Butterfly Conservation. Great for adults & children for info and to book -
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 22
Two butterflies and at least 100 moths are under threat from peatland loss in the Scottish lowlands. Help reduce the 3 billion litres of peat used in our gardens each year, go today:
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 22
The compost you use in your garden could be causing irreversible damage to our environment and driving wildlife to extinction. Multi-purpose compost can have a peat content of 75% or more. Check the bag before you buy.
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Jon Keepen Aug 15
We are proud to be working in partnership with Butterfly Conservation to record, manage and conserve the population on our course. 🦋 🌸
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Back from the Brink Aug 22
Super busy making welcome home cards for the and Adders out of clay!
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 22
Watch our Conservation Officer discuss the Big and the marvellous world of moths as part of our campaign. Tune in to The Beechgrove Garden with at 8pm on Thurs, 22nd August, followed by at 08:35 on Sun 25th August.
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Dave Andrews Aug 13
Moths can be just as brilliant as butterflies, check out this beautiful Purple Thorn, and the amazing camouflage of the Pale Prominent, both in my moth trap this morning in Suffolk.
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 22
Looking like an Elephant's trunk, Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillars are large with eye-spots to deter predators. Feeding on Rosebay Willowherb and fuchsias, they can be found right now across the UK and Ireland. Video thanks to Hugo Nissen
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 21
A brilliant photo Neil. We'd love to share this on our social media channels, with your permission? You will, of course, be credited. We look forward to hearing from you :)
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Will Langdon Aug 14
Stumbled (literally) on my first Clouded Yellow of the year while looking for moths on the Quantocks last night - still in position this afternoon after today's rain, looking suitably autumnal/camouflaged on a bit of bramble!
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Crowdfunder Aug 13
🦋 Stopping the decline By holding a , will provide volunteers & landowners with vital information and training, helping to give the rare a safer future!
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 21
The Silver-spotted Skipper is a small butterfly with a low darting flight, restricted to chalk downland in southern England. Their population has declined rapidly over the last 50 years but re-expanded partially since 1980. Video thanks to Hugo Nissen
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Mark James Pearson Aug 12
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar at Dams - outrageously cool beasts feasting on the Rosebay willowherb along the main boardwalk
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Farm Wilder Aug 12
It’s a good summer for the . Adults can live for 7 months & are one of the fastest flying insects at 19kms/hour. This beauty was spotted in St Martins, Isles of Scilly
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 20
Replying to @Sarah_Swan2
It certainly is! Lovely photo.
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 20
Replying to @chatfollow
A Painted Lady butterfly, lovely find!
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 20
A Painted Lady, nice find!
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 20
Replying to @binny_uk
A Painted Lady:
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Butterfly Conservation Aug 20
Replying to @Helena_Manana
Thank you so much for taking part!
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