A walk on Martin Down National Nature Reserve on 13/08/2017 found 19 species including this gorgeous second brood Adonis Blue. 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.
The Big Butterfly Count this year started on 14 July and runs to 6 August, so you’ve got a few days to join in. Continue reading
Our Dorset Branch AGM is coming up on Saturday 4 February and we are appealing for cakes and raffle prizes as well as help on the day. Continue reading
Join us for the 2016 Dorset Butterfly Race. Continue reading
Sunday 15 May saw the arrival at Cerne Abbas Giant Hill of 44 walkers from Dorset, Devon, Somerset, London and Cambridgeshire to take part in the guided tour for the day, a mixture of novices and experts sharing enthusiasm for the butterflies seen. Continue reading
Our Spring event at Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on 7 and 8 May was the best attended yet, with at least 48 people joining in all or part of the weekend’s activities: the camping and BBQ, a dawn walk with the Nightingales, the analysis of the moth catch and the butterfly walk later in the morning. Continue reading
We’ve got a really special event coming up at our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on 7 & 8 May, combining butterflies, moths and nightingales! Continue reading
We had a great AGM in February, and you can now catch up on the meeting and the reports various officers provided on our AGM 2016 page.