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OBE for Dr Martin Warren

A group of people walking towards the camera across grass
Martin Warren (far left) at Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve

The Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation are delighted to see that Martin Warren, recently retired Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation, has been awarded an OBE. Some people think this stands for ‘Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire‘; we think it’s for ‘Outstanding Butterfly Expert’! Continue reading

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Richard Belding

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Richard Belding

A Purple Hairstreak, photographed at our Alners Gorse reserve on 14/07/2016 by Richard Belding. If you are going hunting for these butterflies, which spend most of their time at tree top level, try looking at the tops of oak trees in the early evening, when they may be see whirling around “like silver pennies”