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 […]
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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.
A survey carried out by British charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that the unusually warm and wet summer last year provided a welcome boost to butterfly populations. Of the butterfly species surveyed over half recorded greater numbers, with 2019 becoming one of the best years since records began 44 years ago. Butterflies benefiting from the […]
The Wildlife Trusts and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) launch their annual Wild About Gardens campaign this month. Inspired by a new film adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic, The Secret Garden – in cinemas from 10th April – gardeners are urged to get growing to help save our butterflies and moths. Gardens provide a vital refuge […]
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 […]