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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


Camera found at Lydlinch

Have you mislaid a camera at Lydlinch? One has been found with butterfly photos on its memory card, so the person who has lost it might be a Butterfly Conservation member. If it is yours, please contact lyn@dorsetbutterflies.com. UPDATE. We are very glad to say the owner has been found. Read more...


The Great Dorset/Wilts Butterfly Scramble

We are looking for teams of 2 or more for THE GREAT DORSET AND WILTSHIRE BUTTERFLY SCRAMBLE. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August, 10am - 3pm. A weekend of butterfly counting with a small element of competition and a large element of fun - plus prizes! Read more...


Keep an eye out for Dorset Elephants!

Elephant Hawk-moth
Elephant Hawk-moth. Photo: Andrew Cooper.

Look out for the Elephant Hawk-moth in Dorset - it's around now. Read more...


Volunteers wanted at Butterfly Conservation HQ in Dorset

Aerial photograph showing location of the office

Could you help Butterfly Conservation spend more on conservation by giving some volunteer time at their HQ near Lulworth in Dorset? Read more...


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Sideways view of a Marbled White clinging to a pink flower
Marbled White. Photo: Mel Bray


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