Frequently Asked Questions

An area, big or small, improved to help butterflies and moths thrive.

Wild Spaces can be on balconies, patios, in gardens, in community spaces such as allotments, public parks or in school grounds.

Absolutely. Wild Spaces can be any size, with no space too small! A Wild Space can be a window box on a balcony or a pot or tub on a patio.

You can create your Wild Space on this site and look at case studies, blogs and videos to help inspire you. After you register you will find lots of ideas to help you get started.

Actions to create a Wild Space might include planting nectar-rich flowers or wild herbs in pots or planters, leaving a wilder area of leaves and sticks in your garden, or planting native trees or shrubs.

Many things you can do in your Wild Space are free and will not take up lots of your time!

Have a look at other Wild Spaces for inspiration.

There is a handy ID guide on the site and you can search for species by colour, size and location (the countries they are found in). We have chosen the most widespread species of butterfly and moth to start with to help keep things simple.

Information about suitable plant species for different butterflies and moths can be found on the website once you have logged-in and created your Wild Space.

You can see all the Wild Spaces in your area (and the type of each space) on our interactive map

Once you have created your Wild Space, given it a name, confirmed the location and uploaded pictures, it will feature on our interactive map and be visible to other ‘Wild Spacers’.

By logging in you can create your Wild Space. We will ask you where it is (post code) and the type of Space to help us track the total number of Wild Spaces across the UK. When you log in you also gain access to information about butterfly and moth species and ideas of how to attract them to your space.

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