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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

Clifden Nonpareil at Alners Gorse

Moth with grey forewings and black and blue underwings on a hand
Clifden Nonpareil. Photo: Caroline Stringer

A Clifden Nonpareil moth has been seen at our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve. Read more...

Moths Count 2015 newsletter out

Scarlet Tiger
Scarlet Tiger. Photo: Bob Eade

This year’s newsletter is a bumper edition

Branch photo librarian needed

Two butterflies, side on, on thistle flowers.
Brown Hairstreaks - female on the left, male on the right. Photo: Mark Pike

If you like getting things in order, and you are reasonably computer literate, could you help Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation by becoming our photo librarian? Read more...

Butterfly Scramble success

Essex Skipper
Essex Skipper. Photo: Malcolm Gould

No - we haven't been scrambling butterflies, we've just had a race to find lots of species. Nigel Spring, race organiser and Branch Chair, reports. Read more...

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

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