Backwell Environment Trust

...15 years of conservation, protection, improvement...

Butterflies and Moths

From spring to autumn, the wildflower meadows and scrubby areas on BET’s nature reserves are alive with fluttering butterflies and moths feeding on the abundant nectar. Our nature reserves have been, and are being, managed to contain the widest range of habitats possible and now include sun-baked wildflower meadows, sheltered scrubby clearings as well as dense woodland. This variety of different environments should ensure that many species of butterfly and moth will be able to find their own special niche somewhere on our reserves. Summer is by far the best time get out and look for butterflies and moths, so to start you off, here are a few favourites.

Click on a photo, below, to scroll through this gallery and to learn a bit about these butterflies.

© 2023 Backwell Environment Trust