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
Holly Blue. Photo: Ann Cryer.
The Holly Blue always goes through a cycle of boom and bust. Dorset sightings make us hope we're heading for boom times. Read more...
Painted Lady, 17 April. Photo: Andrew Cooper
See the full list of butterflies on the wing on our First Sightings page.
See News page for photos of what these butterflies look like.
Grizzled Skipper. Photo: Chris Becker
As part of our 'Regional Action Plan' for less common butterfly species, we'd appreciate your help looking for these two small butterflies in places they have been seen in the past.
North Road is the slightly unlikely - though very welcome - location for a new public open space in Poole.
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.
If you have any butterfly or moth related news or photos, email: email@example.com
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(Donations received via this national Butterfly Conservation site link will come to Dorset Branch)