Seeing a butterfly or moth shouldn't be a rare thing, but 80% of butterflies have declined since the 1970s along with two-thirds of moths.
Butterflies and moths are natural indicators of how well our environment is doing, and it is clear that something ismost definitely wrong. This talk looks at the importance of citizen science in a changing world, how Butterfly Conservation are using science and research to save species and, perhaps most importantly what we can all do to help turn the fortunes around for our precious butterflies and moths.
Megan Lowe is an Engagement Officer at Butterfly Conservation. She is a passionate nature enthusiast with 10 years’ experience working in the conservation sector. Over that time, she’s had a variety of roles ranging from co-ordinating national survey schemes to educating primary school children. Megan also serves as a Trustee for the Langaford Farm Trust – a 100 acre Dartmoor farm dedicated to education, science and wellbeing, which also happens to be home to a thriving population of Marsh Fritillary butterflies.
Butterfly Conservation are a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths, and their habitats throughout the UK. In 2021 they launched an ambitious new strategy to halve the number of the UK’s threatened butterfly and moth species, improve the condition of 100 of the most important landscapes, and transform 100,000 Wild Spaces for butterflies, moths and people.