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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Discover Charlecote's bugs and insects

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

The parkland and gardens at Charlecote are a great place for a bug hunt. There are insects you'll recognise and plenty that you won't, but they are all fascinating.

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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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Woodland rides and butterflies at Kinver Edge

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, Staffordshire

We’ve been creating woodland rides, for the benefit of species such as the white admiral butterfly

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September: the Netted Carpet moth

Tarn Hows and Coniston, Cumbria

I join the National Trust ranger team and local experts in a moth survey on the east side of Coniston Water.

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Recording Charlecote's butterflies

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Butterflies are among nature's most important pollinators. See what you might discover on a stroll through our gardens and parkland - and find out how we're working with the British Butterfly Trust.

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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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Our top five must see places at Holnicote

Bossington, Somerset

Whether you're looking for coastal views, wide open moorland or tranquil wooded walks, Holnicote has something beautiful to offer. Take a look at our top five places to explore and use it to create your own itinerary.

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High Brown Fritillary made a bumper early appearance

Heddon Valley, Devon

The UK’s most endangered butterfly, the High Brown Fritillary, made a bumper early appearance at a remote British habitat in North Devon, despite serious worries about their population.

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Stockbridge Down

Mottisfont, Hampshire

Breathtaking views and a variety of wildlife at Stockbridge Down. A chalk hill supporting grassland, areas of scrub and partially wooded margins, the habitat diversity of Stockbridge Down is hugely beneficial to local wildlife.

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Butterflies at Bradley

Bradley, Devon

The meadows surrounding Bradley are the perfect habitat for butterflies, and to make sure that they continue to thrive here, a volunteer is dedicated to monitoring them. Volunteer reporter Fiona spent a day at Bradley finding out about counting butterflies, and why it's so important.

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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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Wicken Fen - Summer Buzz

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

The fen was alive with the sound of insects across the reserve during July and August. Here are some of the insects you might see at Wicken Fen.

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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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Explorer summer fun at Cotehele

Cotehele, Cornwall

If you’re looking for some fun things to do this summer, we’ve organised some special activities to keep you busy come rain or shine.

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Butterfly monitoring at Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Nothing spells out summer quite so well as a butterfly flitting from flower to flower in a meadow. With nationwide declines reported across a number of Britain’s most common species, we’re working hard to help reverse that trend with our first butterfly transect.

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A Fluttering of Butterflies

Stoneywell, Leicestershire

While away an hour or two admiring the butterflies and bees of Stoneywell; the delicate jewels that visit our fragrant flowers

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Explore Godolphin's countryside

Godolphin, Cornwall

The estate at Godolphin boasts a number of habitats including wild woodlands and the peaceful banks of the River Hayle.

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Wildlife in Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods, Bristol

Leigh Woods is a great place to discover wildlife.