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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


Area Meetings Coming Up

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Our four Area meetings are coming up. They are aimed at anybody interested in Butterflies, so note the dates and put your local meeting in your diary now. Read more...


Mild weather brings first butterfly of 2016!

Painted Lady
Painted Lady. Library Photo: Iain H Leach

The first Dorset butterfly of 2016 – a Painted Lady – was recorded by Neil Croton on the 3rd January within the Sadborow Estate in Thorncombe, close to the border with Devon. Read more...


Brown Hairstreak – Egg Search

Brown Hairstreak Egg Hunters
Success at our Brown Hairstreak egg hunt!

Another successful search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at our Alners Gorse reserve! Read more...


The State of the UK’s Butterflies 2015

Wall Brown
Wall Brown. Photo: Bob Eade

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed. Read more...


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Male Common Blues. Photo: Brian Arnold


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