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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

Are you missing out on our guided walks?

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Walkers on Cerne Giant Hill. Photo: Peter Salmon

44 people enjoyed our guided walk on Cerne Giant Hill. Why not look at our events list to see what events you could experience? Read more...

Brilliant weekend at Alners Gorse

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Chocolate Tip moth. Photo: Nigel Spring

Our Spring event at Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on 7 and 8 May was the best attended yet, with at least 48 people joining in all or part of the weekend's activities: the camping and BBQ, a dawn walk with the Nightingales, the analysis of the moth catch and the butterfly walk later in the morning. Read more...

Could you help us avoid 15 years of wasted effort?

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Path in Hethfelton Wood. Photo: Lyn Pullen

We urgently need people to help do butterfly monitoring walks at Hethfelton Wood, which is between Wareham and Wool. Read more...

Book of Hampshire butterfly walks published


Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch of Butterfly Conservation have published a 64 page guide to the best sites across Hampshire and Wight for seeing the 46 species of butterfly regularly breeding there. Read more...

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

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