All posts tagged: Butterfly Conservation

Sign up for the Big Butterfly Count 2021

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 […]

Join the Big Butterfly Count 2020

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 […]

Butterflies appear earlier this year

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. […]

Purple Emperor butterfly returns to Norfolk

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 […]