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.
Up to 40 species of flowering plants can be found in one square metre of chalk grassland, and many species are unique to the habitat, including orchids, gentians, wild candytuft and other wildflowers. In turn, the variety of wildflowers attracts many species of insect, including rare butterflies such as the Adonis Blue and the Duke of Burgundy.
Searching for butterflies satisfies the hunting gene within us and photographing them is a great hobby.
Find out more about butterflies
Discover the variety of wildlife that call Marsden Moor their home.
Even though it's been snowing, there are still things flying.
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.
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.
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.
Heddon Valley is home to one of the UK's rarest butterflies, the High Brown Fritillary. This is one of only four sites in the country where they thrive in good numbers, thanks to careful habitat maintenance by our rangers. Learn more about our butterfly conservation work.
Nothing says summer better than a walk in the sunshine with beautiful butterflies all around.
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.
We’ve been creating woodland rides, for the benefit of species such as the white admiral butterfly
I join the National Trust ranger team and local experts in a moth survey on the east side of Coniston Water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.