For butterfly lovers

Butterflies are one of the most treasured elements of the UK's wildlife, guiding us deep into the heart of nature. Find out how we're looking after them and discover the best spots for butterflying.

A pair of Glanville fritillary butterflies share a meal
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Our work surveying butterflies

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

In summer, you'll see numerous butterflies fluttering around the Ivinghoe Hills. Chalk grassland provides a great habitat for lots of species, so we've been monitoring them to work out how many different types we have.

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Looking after Croome’s butterflies

Croome, Worcestershire

Croome’s parkland is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers which provide an invaluable habitat for many species of butterflies.

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Bounty of butterflies

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Lincolnshire

With its many different flowers and sunny, sheltered areas the Gunby gardens are a haven for many different species of butterflies. Find out more about the butterflies and moths that call Gunby their home.

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Countryside ranger walks

Chilterns Countryside, Buckinghamshire

Explore the countryside around Hughenden and the Chilterns on a guided walk with our ranger team and find out about the conservation work that supports nature and encourages wildlife.

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Butterfly walks

Our top butterfly walks, chosen by our specialist butterfly volunteer Matthew Oates, will help you enjoy the best of the British summer.

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Summer wildlife at Wenlock

Wenlock Edge, Shropshire

Make the most of longer, summer days on Wenlock Edge. Butterflies flit through the meadows and wild orchids bloom on edges of the woodland rides.

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Endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly returns to Brownsham

Bideford Bay and Hartland, Devon

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies, the Marsh Fritillary, has recently been found at Brownsham, near Hartland - for the first time since 1974

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Ennerdale's Marsh Fritillaries

Ennerdale, Cumbria

After being utterly lost from the Ennerdale Valley in the 1970s, find out how habitat restoration has been very good news for the beautiful Marsh Fritillary butterfly

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Butterfly walks in and around the South Downs

A butterfly dancing from blossom to flower is always a cheerful sight. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at some of our best Sussex butterfly spots, such as Devil's Dyke, Harting Down and Cissbury Ring.

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Hard work delivers butterfly success

Limpsfield Common, Surrey

Hard work by our Limpsfield Common ranger and volunteer teams is helping threatened butterfly species to flourish. Whistler’s Steep in East Surrey, has been recently rated as one of the best sites in Surrey for rare and vulnerable chalk grassland butterflies.

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Summer at Hidcote

Hidcote, Gloucestershire

Hidcote will reach its flowering crescendo during the summer months, with striking colours, scents and relaxing spaces perfect to take in the views.

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Wildlife on Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Glastonbury Tor is a haven for local wildlife, see what you can find.

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Conservation on Exmoor

Watersmeet, Devon

Learn more about what the National Trust are doing to help nature thrive on Exmoor

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Butterfly walks in and around West Sussex

A butterfly dancing from blossom to flower is always a cheerful sight. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at some of our best Sussex butterfly spots, such as Devil's Dyke, Harting Down and Cissbury Ring.

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Butterfly walks in Surrey

A butterfly dancing from blossom to flower is always a cheerful sight. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at some of Surrey's best butterfly spots, such as Box Hill, Denbies Hillside and the River Wey.

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Autumn wildlife at Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, North Yorkshire

As the season change, so does the wildlife in the garden with some moving in, some moving out and others planning for winter. Here’s what to look out for at Beningbrough this autumn.

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Summer wildlife at Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, North Yorkshire

Visit the bee hive by the south border, see the rare hummingbird hawk-moth or discover the tansy beetle along the banks of the River Ouse running through the parkland.

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Marsh Fritillary

Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

Murlough is home to one of the UK's rare butterflies - the marsh fritillary.