Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation
06/23/2017 at 17:54. Facebook
Fantastic news for the Small Blue butterfly this week and a great spot by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency #conservationworks
Bryan Donegan
Denis Casanova
Elizabeth Snelling
Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation
06/22/2017 at 10:56. Facebook
Tune in at 12pm to find out how and why B&Q is encouraging customers to support wildlife in their gardens this summer.
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#PlantPots

Image: Cath Walker
Tune in at 12pm to find out how and why BQ is
Maria Moseley
Jean Beukers
Gearóid Ó Flaithbheartaigh
Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation
06/22/2017 at 08:18. Facebook
Have you spotted a Cinnabar Moth recently? We had lots of sightings during the warm weather!

This beautiful day-flying moth is often mistaken for a butterfly because of its vibrant red and black markings.
Have you spotted a Cinnabar Moth recently We had lots of sightings
Sarah Perrott
Anne-Louise Flavell
Sam Jones
Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation
06/21/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Today is the longest day of the year - Happy #SummerSolstice! ☀ How will you be celebrating?

This year the summer solstice will see the UK bathed in sunlight for around 16 hours and 38 minutes today. ‘Solstice’ comes from the Latin, ‘solstitium’, meaning the stopping or standing still of the sun, and marks the first day of summer.

Bring on the butterflies! ????

Photo by Christian Rey
Today is the longest day of the year Happy SummerSolstice How will
Michael Ashburn
Anthony Darby
Stephanie Tucker
Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation
06/20/2017 at 09:07. Facebook
We are getting sightings of tigers from all over the UK... Scarlet Tiger Moths that is!

Have you seen one of these beautiful day-flying moths? This tropical-looking moth is very distinctive and is often seen in late afternoon and early evening near comfrey or nettles [ Butrfli.es Link ]

Photo: Scarlet Tiger by Chris Manley
We are getting sightings of tigers from all over the UK Scarlet Tiger Moths that is
Vicky Horton
Rosie Lindy Robertson
Tina Duff
Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation
06/19/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Is your garden full of butterflies and bees? Are your pots full of pollinator-friendly plants? Please let us know!

Tell us about your plant pot and find out how pollinator-friendly your neighbourhood is by adding it to our map! #Plantpots
Is your garden full of butterflies and bees Are your pots full
Susan Smith
Derek Remington
Jenny Merton
Our Duke of Burgundy hero Neil Hulme, who almost single-handedly saved a rare butterfly from extinction in Sussex, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his long-standing services to wildlife conservation. Congrats Neil!

[ Butterfly-conservation.org Link ]
#QueensBirthdayHonours

Photo: Duke Of Burgundy by Iain H Leach
Our Duke of Burgundy hero Neil Hulme who almost singlehandedly saved a
Butterfly Conservation
Nikki Fender
Mad Blues
The first Purple Emperor of 2017 was reported on Sunday (11 June) in Surrey. This is a very early date as His Imperial Majesty is not normally spotted until around 22 June. [ Butrfli.es Link ]

This spectacular but often elusive woodland butterflies will be on the wing into August in its heartlands of central southern England.

Photo: Iain H Leach
The first Purple Emperor of 2017 was reported on Sunday 11 June
Robert John Williams
Gabrielle Schnapka
Roger Day
Want to learn more about moths and butterflies with BBC Springwatch?

Tune in live at 1.30pm when our expert Dr Zoe Randell will be taking your questions - #Springwatch

Photo: Garden Tiger by Shane Farrell
Want to learn more about moths and butterflies with BBC Springwatch
Caroline Dawson
Sheena Nelson
Jennifer Dornheim Maresca
Live moth trap opening with our very own moth lady Dr Zoe Randle - right now on BBC Springwatch
Ian Bradley
Laura East
Emma Walker
Did you catch the orange-tips on BBC Springwatch last night? A sure sign of spring, they are one of our most favourite butterflies.

If you missed it, don't forget you can catch up online here - [ Butrfli.es Link ] #Springwatch
Did you catch the orangetips on BBC Springwatch last night A sure

BBC Springwatch on Twitter

“The orange tip butterfly taking to flight is one of Mother Nature’s little gifts ???? https://t.co/ywTmUVpiIL”

Paul Cockley
Suzanne Kelsall
Erica Robinson
The Large Blue (Maculinea arion), one of the UK’s great conservation success stories, is on the wing now in Somerset. The first sighting at the publicly-accessible Large Blue colony at Collard Hill occurred last Wednesday.

Following the Large Blue’s extinction in the UK in 1979, a long-term intensive conservation programme of habitat management, research and reintroduction has resulted in a...
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The Large Blue Maculinea arion one of the UKs great conservation success
Jim Waters
Jim Waters
Sarah Pascoe
Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) has started its 2017 flight period. One was reported in Kent on Sunday.

This spectacular member of the ‘browns’ group of butterflies lives in flowery, long-grass habitats across southern Britain, with numbers peaking in July. [ Butrfli.es Link ]

Photo: Marbled White by Iain H Leach
Marbled White Melanargia galathea has started its 2017 flight period One was
Emily Wilkinson
Dave Roberts
John Overton
Would you like a Butterfly Conservation Calendar? Let us know!

Next year to celebrate our 50th we are releasing a calendar full of the beautiful photos that we post on our Facebook page. If this is something you are interested in, please leave us a comment!

We are trying to get an idea of interest for print numbers, so now is a fantastic chance to submit your ideas and suggestions too. What...
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Would you like a Butterfly Conservation Calendar Let us know
Jay Brown
Catalina Holloway
Danielle Coleman-Hill
Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay ????

What do you think everyone could do to help save our environment? Working together, even small ideas can make a BIG difference.

Get started here -

This wonderful art is by cloverpatchwork.
Today is WorldEnvironmentDay What do you think everyone could do to help
Jo Monk
Thomas Møller
Nigel Miller
Silver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus) is on the wing now.

The first report was from North Wales on 26 May, but there have also been sightings now from Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex.

Photo by Bob Eade
Silverstudded Blue Plebejus argus is on the wing now
Anita Reck
Yanni-Lucifer Utah
Susan Rowlands
Want your garden full of butterflies and bees? Download the FREE Plant Pots For Pollinators guide! ????

Follow the step-by-step planting instructions to enjoy your blooms and butterflies by summer #PlantPots
Want your garden full of butterflies and bees Download the FREE Plant
Stephanie Tucker
Penny Krantz
Jackie Griffiths
Happy June 1st! It's starting to feel a lot like summer

Keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful butterflies and marvellous moths you could spot this month. Don't forget to share so people can ID what they see!

Our friends BBC Springwatch want your sightings too! #Springwatch
Happy June 1st It's starting to feel a lot like summer
Sieusie Selkirk
Brenda Woodhead
Janine Long
Want to help save butterflies and moths? Sign up to our free email news letter for gardening tips, ID help, competitions and more!

Photo: Swallowtail by Julian Dowding
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Michael Ashburn
Gabrijela Salai
Lance Jekel
The first batch of our Moth Auction is ending soon! Have you sponsored your favourite moth yet?

By sponsoring a moth you are helping us fund the production and publication of our Moth Atlas. Don't forget the next batch of moths goes up tomorrow!

Photo: Purple Thorn by Rachel Scopes
The first batch of our Moth Auction is ending soon Have you
Bethany Figgy Buckell-May
Emma Walker
Julian Kiely