Could you help stuff newsletters into envelopes on 19 October? Helping the paid staff at Butterfly Conservation Headquarters frees their time to work to help butterflies and moths, like the beautiful ones pictured.
The lovely people at Butterfly Conservation’s Headquarters near East Lulworth need some help on 28 September and later dates. Continue reading
No, butterflies don’t marry, but did you know some humans release butterflies at weddings (and funerals) as part of the ceremony?
Butterfly releases like this give Butterfly Conservation, as a wildlife charity, cause for concern. Continue reading
Colin Lamont found this butterfly in his garden at Verwood, where it continued to appear from 20/08/17 to 31/08/2017. Colin did not at first realise how unusual a sighting it was. Continue reading
There is an easy way of giving money to Butterfly Conservation, but use it carefully to get the best results. Continue reading
Keep your eye out for the Humming-bird Hawk-moth, which looks like a tiny humming bird.
Reports of a Monarch butterfly have been coming in. Continue reading
A walk on Martin Down National Nature Reserve on 13/08/2017 found 19 species including this gorgeous second brood Adonis Blue. Continue reading
The Lulworth Skipper is a butterfly which is only found in Dorset in the UK, though it does exist in some of Europe and further afield. Continue reading
We have four Butterfly Reserves in Dorset, all of which have their attractions, but Alners gathers the most attention at this time of year because of its Hairstreaks. A guided walk there on 5 August, led by Martin Warren,drew 30 people, and was described as “superb” despite showers.