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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

Three Small Heaths on a twig
Small Heaths. Photo: Richard Collier

Three Small Heaths mating?

This is such an amazing picture, that we thought we’d put it on our front page as well as in our Gallery! Read more...

Butterflies, moths and orchids

The wildlife site to the side of the Weymouth Relief Road is humming with insect life. Read on to see an amazing picture. Read more...

Sherborne Nature Sites event: please note change of date

Please note that the event being held at two nature sites in Sherborne is in 25 June, not 18 June as stated in our printed Events List – the date changed after we went to print. Two lovely walks, tea served afterwards and the weather looks like it might be good – well worth coming! Read more...

Grizzled Skipper with open wings
Grizzled Skipper. Photo: Richard Belding

Can you find a Grizzled Skipper for us?

The Grizzled Skipper is increasingly rare in the UK, though it has been doing quite well in Dorset until recently. We need to keep track of its numbers, so we’d be grateful if you could look out for it. Read more...

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White moth with black spots along a twig
Thistle Ermine moth. Photo: Mark Pike

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