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Country diary: An orange tip rescue mission | Phil Gates
Crook, County Durham: Keeping our garden breeding colony going for almost 40 years is painstaking, and not entirely altruistic

Phil Gates

05, Jun, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Butterfly loved by Churchill back in England after almost 100 years
Black-veined whites, thought to have died out in 1920s, have seemingly returned due to warmer climate

Donna Ferguson

04, Jun, 2023 @11:07 PM

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Rare butterflies to get boost from Wales golf club grassland restoration
Project funded by Natural Resources Wales at Llanymynech golf course will help early-summer butterflies

Patrick Barkham

31, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Europe’s grassland butterfly population down more than a third in 10 years
Decline worse in Britain than other countries, as conservationists blame agriculture and global heating

Patrick Barkham

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Rimmed with fire’: rare butterfly genus named after Sauron in Lord of the Rings
Newly discovered species with vivid orange and black markings named for evil ruler of Mordor to pique interest in conservation

Robin McKie

07, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Watching TV in the garden is beyond the pale | Brief letters
Brief letters: Outdoor viewing | AI cancer tool | Liz Truss refund | The age of Charles III | Oath of allegiance

02, May, 2023 @4:46 PM

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EU environmental watchdog criticises calls to stall pesticides cut
European Environment Agency says Ukraine crisis cannot be used to justify delay

Arthur Neslen in Brussels

26, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Butterflywatch: brimstone appears early after dry and sunny February
Cold weather in March has forced a retreat but a run of warm days will see the brimstones reappear

Patrick Barkham

30, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Fears for UK butterfly numbers after die-off in 2022 heatwave
Evidence that drought cut late-summer hatchings raises fears that delayed effect of caterpillar die-off will be seen this year

Patrick Barkham

29, Mar, 2023 @11:50 PM

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Jewel in the crown land: catching a glimpse of butterfly under threat on a Queensland roadside
Bulloak jewels are already one of Australia’s most endangered butterflies. There are fears that fire could devastate their habitat

Andrew Stafford

11, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘They symbolise hope’: one man’s incredible photos of all 58 of Britain’s native butterflies
While recovering from cancer, an amateur photographer found solace capturing the insects – including his stunning signature ‘take off’ shots

Patrick Barkham

10, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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What’s on and off the table for Rishi Sunak | Brief letters
Brief letters: Supplying arms and paying workers | Butterfly blues | Not in the picture | The Songs of Jim McLean | Coming up short with HS2

09, Feb, 2023 @6:45 PM

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