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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

Big Butterfly Hike: Update

Celebrations with friends and colleagues

Butterfly Conservation's Dr Martin Warren has completed his Big Butterfly Hike, walking over 105 miles to save 3 threatened species of butterfly. Find out how he got on! Read more...

Last butterfly of the Dorset year is out

Silver-spotted Skipper
Silver-spotted Skipper. Photo: Mark V Pike

A sighting of the Silver-spotted Skipper was reported to this website on 8 August, completing the list of butterflies we are likely to see in Dorset this year. Read more...

Count butterflies in a field full of buddleias

Buddlia flowers with three Red Admiral butterflies on them
Red admirals on buddleia

Fancy a lazy afternoon counting butterflies in a field full of buddleias? We can help! Read more...

Big Butterfly Hike

Martin's Hike
Sponsor Martin's Hike!

Starting on Monday 27 July and ending on Sunday 2 August, the CEO of Butterfly Conservation, Dr Martin Warren, will be undertaking the challenge of walking the length of the Jurassic Coast, to save butterflies! Read more...

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Green-veined white butterfly on a bramble flower
It's not just the less common species which are beautiful - look at this Green-veined White. Photo: John Woodruff.

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(Donations received via this national Butterfly Conservation site link will come to Dorset Branch)