Nature lovers from across the UK are invited to take part in the world’s largest survey of butterflies from Friday 16th July when the Big Butterfly Count 2021 is launched. The annual citizen science event – run by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation – offers an easy way to give something positive back to nature and is open […]
A new report issued this week by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that Britain’s larger moth population has dropped by a worrying one third over the last 50 years. These latest findings are a real concern for nature as moths – along with butterflies and bees – are a crucial indicator of the health of our wider environment.
The world’s largest butterfly survey has been launched by Chris Packham and wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation to help assess the health of our environment. The Big Butterfly Count attracted more than 113,000 people last year, and with many of us turning to nature during lockdown, 2020 is expected to be the biggest year yet. Taking […]
The warm spring weather and the sunniest May on record has led to many butterfly species emerging early in the UK this year. It is the first time this century that so many have been seen at this time, with sightings recorded for wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation including some very early dates for particular species. […]
Conservation charity The RSPB has released some top tips on helping wildlife this season, with spokesperson Beth Markey offering her advice on how to make our gardens nature-friendly in preparation for winter. Don’t tidy your autumn garden At this time of year, it’s really important to avoid the urge to cut back and tidy too […]
Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has confirmed 2019 as a ‘Painted Lady Year’ after nearly half a million were recorded in just three weeks as part of this summer’s The Big Butterfly Count. The high number of Painted Lady butterflies occur as a natural phenomenon about once in every decade, when migratory butterflies arrive in the […]
UK wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is urging us all to take part in The Big Butterfly Count to help assess the health of our environment. Launching today and celebrating its 10th year, the world’s largest butterfly survey attracted more than 100,000 people in 2018 who counted over one million butterflies. Participants are encouraged to spot […]
Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC) has confirmed that elusive butterfly the Purple Emperor has officially returned to Norfolk after disappearing half a century ago. Last recorded in 1961, the Purple Emperor was declared extinct in the county in the early 1970s, but experts from BC’s Norfolk Branch have revealed the butterfly is back and could be breeding […]