Use fallen leaves to create a winter home for butterflies and moths.
Lots of different butterflies and moths spend the winter nestled amongst leaf litter, usually in the form of a caterpillar or a chrysalis. The leaves give them shelter from the freezing weather as well as helping to keep them safe from predators.
Making a leaf pile is as simple as it sounds: just gather some leaves in a pile and leave them! You could make it under a tree, at the back of a border, next to a fence or behind a pot or planter.
If you prefer a tidy look, keep things neat by building your pile inside a large pot, a wooden box or a wire cage.
Moths that you could help include: Buff Ermine, Light Emerald moth and Elephant Hawk-moth, all of which form chrysalises amongst leaves.