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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


Clouded Yellow. Photo: Andrew Cooper

December butterflies

It’s the last month of the year and Christmas is just a matter of weeks away and although December is usually a very uneventful affair when it comes to butterfly sightings, this year we’ve already been surprised! Read more...


Silver-studded Blue (male). Photo: Matt Berry
Silver-studded Blue (male). Photo: Matt Berry

Working together to protect the Silver-studded Blue

Butterfly Conservation’s Conservation Officer, Rachel Jones, has revealed how working alongside the Dorset Wildlife Trust on the beautiful Isle of Portland has helped to protect the Silver-studded Blue butterfly. Read more...


Wall Brown (female). Photo: Bob Eade
Wall Brown (female). Photo: Bob Eade

The Wall Brown and the ‘lost generation’

The dramatic decline of one of Britain’s butterflies may be because climate change is creating a “lost generation” according to research by Belgian scientists. Read more...


Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar on BBC Autumnwatch
Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar on BBC Autumnwatch

Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar – Autumnwatch

A fantastic and rare find by Dominic Greves ascended to wildlife televisual stardom on the BBC's Autumnwatch 2016, in the the form of a Convolvulus Hawkmoth caterpillar! Read more...


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


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