Let's Create
Wild Spaces

Help us make a space for nature

The combined effect of habitat loss and climate change means that butterflies and moths are in severe decline across the UK. But... it doesn't have to be that way. Butterfly Conservation is asking for everyone's help in creating more Wild Spaces where butterflies and moths can thrive. Working together we will make a difference!

You don't need a garden to make more room for nature. Whether you live in a flat with a balcony or a house with a patio, you can help make a difference.

Wild Spaces
already making
a difference

Put your Wild Space on the map

Our interactive map shows the number and types of Wild Space near you. When you sign up in the UK, your Wild Space will also appear on the map so you can show everyone that you're taking action and encourage others to get involved too.

Click on a pin to zoom in or use the search to find your location.

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Our aim is to make every
Wild Space count

Our butterflies and moths are in crisis. Our aim is to help by creating more Wild Spaces across the UK. A Wild Space is simply an area improved to help butterflies and moths thrive.

We've got lots of ideas on what you can do to make more room for butterflies and moths, no matter where you live and the space you have available. Every Wild Space should be free of pesticides, and if you are using compost it should be peat free. Finally, we want to encourage each Wild Space to be permanent - something that you and your local wildlife can enjoy for years to come!

Find out more about Wild Spaces and butterfly and moth conservation

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Case Study

Garden Hedge

Small Garden
Case Study

Forest For Change

Community Space

Jobs For July In Your Wild Space

“Plant it and they will come” is one of the mantras of the wildlife gardener – whether you’re gardening on a ...
3rd July 24

How To Prepare Your Wild Space For The Big Butterfly Count 2024

The Big Butterfly Count 2024 is almost here! Here are our top tips for preparing your Wild Space, big or small, to ...
3rd June 24

Jobs For June In Your Wild Space

The ‘No Mow May’ campaign by our friends at Plantlife seems to have reached wider than ever this year. Friends and ...
3rd June 24

What’s In My Wild Space

This Garden Wildlife Week (27 May -7 June), we delve in to the Wild Space of Communications Officer Sophie Hall as she ...
24th May 24