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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

Greeny yellow butterfly well camouflaged under a leaf
Brimstone. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Bumper butterfly day

The warmth and sunshine on Saturday 18th February brought in reports of 13 butterflies. Read more...

Brimstone just flying out of the picture

Butterfly photos

There are a lot of wonderful butterfly and moth pictures on this website. But what about the shots that failed? Go to our Gallery page to see some, and see whether you have something even better – or should that be worse? Read more...

Brown butterfly with orange markings, well camouflaged against dry grass
Female Silver-studded Blue. Photo: Lyn Pullen

2016 Butterfly Results

Consider yourself invited to our regional meetings, at which Bill Shreeves will give us his analysis of the 2016 butterfly year. Read more...

A pale yellow moth with brown markings around the edges of its wings
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...

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

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