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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


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A lucky as well as early Brimstone Moth. Photo: Bob Groves

Brimstone moth spotted!

The Brimstone moth is not supposed to be on the wing until April Read more...


Cream-spot tiger moth with wings fully open, showing the orange with black dots underwings

E-moth newsletter out

The national E-moth newsletter Jan 2017 is out.  Some fascinating statistics from it: Read more...


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2016 AGM

AGM help wanted

Our Dorset Branch AGM is coming up on Saturday 4 February and we are appealing for cakes and raffle prizes as well as help on the day. Read more...


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Bill Shreeves at the 2016 AGM of Dorset Branch

National recognition for Bill Shreeves

Most members of Dorset Branch will know the name of Bill Shreeves, even if they have not met him. Bill is our Records Officer, and as such has the daunting task Read more...


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Brown Hairstreak eggs. Photo: Wren Franklin
Brown Hairstreak eggs. Photo: Wren Franklin


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