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Working to save Dorset's butterflies and moths

75% of British butterflies and 66% of common moths have declined in living memory. Our efforts include conservation work, monitoring butterflies and moths, and raising awareness of the problems they face. There are lots of ways you can help.  Find out more

Seven species now out

Don't forget we've got a First Sightings page to help to keep you up to date with what's on the wing.

Peacocks on the wing

Peacock with wings spread on a brown oak leaf on the ground

A lucky Peacock was saved from a fiery death by Brian Arnold.

See our Photo Gallery for a bigger version of this Peacock and a lovely photo of one on the wing from Paul Cobb.

West Dorset hustings

The Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare group are organising a hustings for local parliamentry candidates. Full details on our News page.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth seen

Not a moth we'd expect to see in March. See our photo gallery for proof.

First Speckled Wood report in UK

We're into the first sightings part of the season - see the News page for details of this one.

Kinson Common

Silver-washed Fritillary underside

Silver-washed Fritillary. Photo: Geoff Budden

We've just added another place to see butterflies to our Places pages - and this one is in the heart of Bournemouth.


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Peacock with wings spread
Peacock. Photo: Paul Cobb

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(Donations received via this national Butterfly Conservation site link will come to Dorset Branch)