DBC on TwitterDBC on Facebook

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

Small Copper is latest of sixteen species now out

Side view of a Small Copper on the end of a brown grass seed head
Small Coppper. Photo: Chris Becker (2013)

First sightings are now coming in thick and fast – what a wonderful time of year this is! Read more...

Rare moth seen during Alners walk

A very small moth with amazingly long antennae
Adela cuprella moth. Photo: Caroline Stringer

13 people met at our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on Saturday April 16th for an introduction to the butterfly transect there. The temperature barely broke into double figures and the ground was uncomfortably muddy. Read more...

Is your Newsletter missing any pages?

Dorset Branch members will be receiving their Spring newsletters (Number 81) around now. We have had one report of a copy missing a sheet comprising four pages. If yours is similarly short of pages, please contact us via our contact form so we can get a new copy to you. Read more...

2016 AGM and Reports

People sitting in rows of seats

We had a great AGM in February, and you can now catch up on the meeting and the reports various officers provided on our AGM 2016 page. Read more...

Send us your news and photos. Email:
View all


View all


Report a sighting


View all


Peacock in bright sunshine
Peacock at Badbury Rings. Photo: Penny Hawes

JOIN Butterfly Conservation to help us save butterflies, moths and habitats: Join Now

DONATE to help us with our work to save butterflies and moths - click: Donate

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

Our promise to you:

  • We will never swap, sell or rent your details to anyone
  • We will always follow the strict code of conduct set out by the Fundraising Standards Board
  • You can change how you hear from us or unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time, just let us know.