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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Forest For Change

Community Space

What To Do In Your Wild Space This Winter

There are lots of ways to continue to look after your Wild Space during the winter months. Here are a few of the things ...
28th November 23

Incredible Ivy: Bring Your Wild Space To Life With This Wildlife Wonder

Ivy is an often maligned and misunderstood plant, but one which has incredible benefits for butterflies, moths, bees and ...
26th October 23

Autumn Ideas For Your Wild Space

As autumn arrives, they are still several species of butterfly and moth to be seen in our Wild Spaces.
3rd October 23

Wild Spaces In Urban Places

Big City Butterflies, made possible thanks to players of the National Lottery, is inspiring people across London to ...
15th September 23