‘White Holes’ is a Dorset term for kilometer squares where no butterfly has been reported in the current five-year cycle of recording. We are now in year three of the 2015-19 cycle, so we are starting to get a feel for where more recording effort is needed. Continue reading
Ken Dolbear tells us that the Small Blue is now on the wing at Bottom Combe, on Portland. Continue reading
The warmth and sunshine on Saturday 18th February brought in reports of 13 butterflies. Continue reading
Consider yourself invited to our regional meetings, at which Bill Shreeves will give us his analysis of the 2016 butterfly year. Continue reading
The Brimstone moth is not supposed to be on the wing until April. Continue reading
Most members of Dorset Branch will know the name of Bill Shreeves, even if they have not met him. Bill is our Records Officer, and as such has the daunting task Continue reading
With the old year over, the butterfly year starts again, so who is going to be the first to report a sighting to this website? Continue reading
Join us in the Big Lunchtime Count this Friday, 5th August from 12:00-2:00pm!
The last weekend of the Big Butterfly Count is fast approaching and so we are challenging YOU, your colleagues, friends and family to do as many counts as you can over 2 hours, during the Big Lunchtime Count. Continue reading
A male Small Skipper photographed at Sandford Heath on 10/07/2016.