Category Archives: Events

Are you missing out on our guided walks?

A number of people spaced out across a grassy hillside
Walkers on Cerne Giant Hill. Photo: Peter Salmon

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

Brilliant weekend at Alners Gorse

Light brown moth with a chocoalte coloured mark, looking like a piece of twig
Chocolate Tip moth. Photo: Nigel Spring

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

Rare moth seen during Alners walk

A very small moth with amazingly long antennae
Adela cuprella moth. Photo: Caroline Stringer

13 people met at our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on Saturday April 16th for an introduction to the butterfly transect there. The temperature barely broke into double figures and the ground was uncomfortably muddy. Continue reading

The Great Dorset/Wilts Butterfly Scramble

We are looking for teams of 2 or more for


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! Continue reading