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Turn to nature for inspiration

  • by JW

Free nature activities to do at home.


We can take a few moments to enjoy and appreciate nature – as suggested by Butterly Conservation:


Turn to nature for inspiration

Finding a good news story at the moment is no easy task, but often nature provides relief, and thanks to our volunteers, members and supporters we are able to offer some good news from the natural world.

The latest results from our UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme show that butterflies bounced back in the summer of 2019, with their best year since 1997. Just over half of UK butterfly species showed higher population levels in 2019 compared with 2018.

This wonderful result was covered by The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and many other media outlets, helping spread a bit of happiness in these challenging times.

See the results…

Dig it: Planting with the family

There may be lots of restrictions at the moment, but your garden can still offer an escape for all the family.

This month our Secret Gardener talks about planting nasturtiums and other butterfly friendly seeds that are activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Follow the helpful video guide and find out more about our Garden Butterfly Survey in this months blog.

Create a pollinator paradise…

Look Out For…

Orange Tip

Ruby Tiger


And finally… Even with the current restrictions you can still see beautiful photos of butterflies and moths and interact with other like-minded people through the power of social media. Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #FeelBetterWithButterflies


Marbled White (Nick Edge), Nasturtiums, (Butterfly Conservation), Orange Tip (Tim Melling), Ruby Tiger (Dave Green), Peacock (Andrew Cooper).