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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Butterfly effect at Chartwell

Chartwell, Kent

The connection between Chartwell and butterflies is a long one, starting with Sir Winston Churchill’s love of the small creatures and one we still continue here today.

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Things to see and do around Carne and Pendower

Carne and Pendower, Cornwall

Hidden deep on the Roseland you will stumble across two beaches, side by side, offering days of fun and relaxation.

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Marvellous minibeasts Easter trail

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Discover the Victorian obsession with all things creepy crawly and meet some of the minibeasts who make Lanhydrock their home today, on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

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Spring on Kinver Edge

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, Staffordshire

From butterflies to adders, slow worms to chiffchaffs; there's a fantastic array of wildlife to discover at Kinver Edge this Spring

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Butterfly spotting in the Midlands

Butterflies in the UK are on the decline but here in the Midlands our landscapes and gardens are still some of the best places in the midlands to see them.

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How you can help butterflies and moths

Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Help protect these curious creatures by taking a few simple steps, creating a haven for wildlife and important pollinators like moths and butterflies.

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Our work at Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Discover what we do on and around Glastonbury Tor.

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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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Look out for wildlife on the Durham Coast

Durham Coast, County Durham

From birds and wild flowers to rare butterflies, there's lots of wildlife to discover on your visit to the Durham Coast.

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Badbury Rings 1

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Badbury is one of Dorset’s eighteen Iron Age hillforts where ancient ringed archaeology whispers of an Iron Age past.

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Butterfly Safari's

Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry

Calling all kids! It's the season of Butterflies and Moths. - 04, 18 July & 08 August

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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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The tiny world of insects

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, Cumbria

Sandscale's sand dunes, meadows and pools are home to an array of insects

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Silver Washed Fritillaries at Buckland

Buckland Abbey, Devon

The Silver Washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) is a large and graceful butterfly found in woodland during high summer.

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Summer in the countryside at Ashridge

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

The hills are alive with the sound of birds, smell of wildflowers and sight of fluttering butterflies. Take a wander and experience our wildlife at its best.

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Chilterns Countryside ranger events 2020

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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Lowsy Point and Scarth Bight Bay

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, Cumbria

Enjoy a wild stroll out to Scarth Bight Bay and Lowsy Point with their views over to Walney Island.

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Shifting sand dunes

Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, Cumbria

Enjoy the beauty and wildness of Sandscale's beach and dunes.