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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

Moors Valley Country Park Bio Blitz 27 July

Grey and red Cinnabar moth with its wings open
Cinnabar Moth. Photo: Mel Bray

Could you help Moors Valley Country Park record their butterflies, moths and other wildlife on Wednesday 27 July? Read more...

Great new visualisations of our butterfly records

Data visualisation

We now have some super-colourful charts to give you an idea of what the butterfly records you send in to the Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation website show. Read more...

An uncommon Common Blue

The latest photo on our Gallery page is an astonishing Common Blue, with its under-markings showing through on the top of its wings. We’d be fascinated to know if you have seen anything like this before.   Read more...

First Meadow Brown takes us to 29 species in Dorset

Meadow Brown with open wings
Meadow Brown. Photo: Elaine Conlon

Elaine Conlon's photo of a Meadow Brown at Badbury Rings on 30 May is our first record of a Meadow Brown for 2016, beating the first sighting in 2015 by a clear week. Read more...

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Orange Tip being eaten by a crab spider
Orange Tip being eaten by a crab spider. Photo: Ann and Gordon Cryer

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