Could you help stuff newsletters into envelopes on 19 October? Helping the paid staff at Butterfly Conservation Headquarters frees their time to work to help butterflies and moths, like the beautiful ones pictured.
The lovely people at Butterfly Conservation’s Headquarters near East Lulworth need some help on 28 September and later dates. Continue reading
No, butterflies don’t marry, but did you know some humans release butterflies at weddings (and funerals) as part of the ceremony?
Butterfly releases like this give Butterfly Conservation, as a wildlife charity, cause for concern. Continue reading
Lyn tells us:
I counted the Large White caterpillars on my nasturtiums the other day, and found 72! This morning, however, a (presumably young) Cuckoo arrived and spent some time in the garden. He managed to get some food in the form of the caterpillars.
Taken in garden in Winfrith Newburgh on 14/09/2017. This was very late for a young cuckoo to still be in the UK. According to research by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology), at least half leave as early as June to begin the trip back to Africa. We do hope he makes it!
There is an easy way of giving money to Butterfly Conservation, but use it carefully to get the best results. Continue reading
Keep your eye out for the Humming-bird Hawk-moth, which looks like a tiny humming bird.
Reports of a Monarch butterfly have been coming in. Continue reading
A walk on Martin Down National Nature Reserve on 13/08/2017 found 19 species including this gorgeous second brood Adonis Blue. Continue reading
The Lulworth Skipper is a butterfly which is only found in Dorset in the UK, though it does exist in some of Europe and further afield. Continue reading
Gerry and Lyn are members of the Ringwood Natural History Society: the group were shown round our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve by our Reserves Manager, Nigel Spring, on 27/07/2017. They write that they enjoyed the morning very much, and sent us the full list of butterfly and other species they recorded on the visit, which you can see here.