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Brimstone (mating pair) - Rob Blanken

First sightings 2019

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Here are 2019's earliest sightings of resident and common migrant butterflies, as reported to Butterfly Conservation. You can follow all the latest sightings live on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too. 

Lime Hawk-moth by Adam Gor


Taking part in the National Moth Recording Scheme is simple and everyone is welcome. Any larger (macro-) moth that you see, whether you are moth trapping on a Scottish mountain or relaxing in your garden, can be recorded and submitted to form part of this important scheme.

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Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle

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This annual event provides the latest information on butterfly trends from the UK recording and monitoring schemes, new research findings from scientists, feedback from butterfly recorders and plenty of time to relax and chat over a buffet lunch with fellow recorders and enthusiasts. 

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Learn more about butterflies and moths

Small Elephant Hawk-moth (underwing) - Bob Eade


Shop til you drop for butterflies and moths – every sale raises funds for our conservation work.

Northern Brown Argus (upperwing/ssp salmacis) - Iain Leach

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Help stop this beautiful landscape from being destroyed by a golf course.

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Garden Tiger - Shane Farrell

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Stay up to date with our latest conservation news, gardening blogs, offers and more. 

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Chalk Hill Blue - Peter Eeles


Volunteers in our Branches manage over 30 Nature Reserves - all havens for butterflies, moths and other wildlife. Why not visit one near you?