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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

Neonicotinoids linked to UK butterfly declines

Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell. Photo: Tim Melling

A new study reveals possible "worrying link" between the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and the decline of british butterflies Read more...

Mothy Mutterings – October 2015

Barberry Carpet
Barberry Carpet. Photo: Ian Hughes

The latest Mothy MutteringsĀ for October 2015 have been published by Butterfly Conservation. Read more...

Look out for Long-tailed Blues

Long-tailed Blue (Male). Photo: Bob Eade
Long-tailed Blue (Male). Photo: Bob Eade

Keep an eye out for british-born Long-tailed Blue butterflies after a rare influx earlier this year! Read more...

Butterfly Breakthroughs – talk by Martin Warren on 31 Oct

Martin Warren photo M&S-2

Come and hear Martin Warren, Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation) talking about Butterfly Conservation's success in conserving butterflies and moths over the last 50 years. Guaranteed to be a good talk - and there's cake! Full details on our Events Page. Read more...

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Two male Common Blue butterflies
Male Common Blues. Photo: Brian Arnold

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