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 April In Your Wild Spaces

April is the time to sow seeds indoors if you haven’t already. I first sow seeds in trays of peat-free seed compost ...
3rd April 24

Going Peat-Free In Your Wild Space

Peatlands are a precious habitat for butterflies and moths, but they are under threat from commercial extraction of peat ...
2nd April 24

Jobs For March In Your Wild Space

At the time of writing, I have yet to see any butterflies or moths this year, but by the end of March I know that it’s ...
28th February 24

Jobs For February In Your Wild Space

As tempting as it is to get outside on the first warmer, sunny days of February, we must proceed with caution and tread ...
22nd February 24