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Next stuffing date 19 October

Two orangs and white butterflies on a yellow flower
Duke of Burgundy butterflies mating. Photo: Mark Pike

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.

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Duke of Burgundy under close surveillance

Very small butterfly being loomed over by a large camera lens

Duke of Burgundy. Photo: Malcolm Wemyss

Malcolm helped out at our butterfly identification day and found himself in competition for taking this photo, which give a great idea of how small the butterfly is. He reports the butterfly was exceptionally docile and remained for a long time, to the benefit of all the students.

Duke of Burgundy and Marsh Fritillary Cerne

Fresh-looking Marsh Fritillary with open wings

Marsh Fritillary. Photo: Brian Arnold.

An unusually light Duke of Burgundy butterfly

Duke of Burgundy. Photo: Brian Arnold

The second photo above might be the same butterfly as the one taken by Mark Pike a little further down this page, but we thought it worth showing it to agree with Brian’s point that it could be confused with the Marsh Fritillary at a glance. Both photos taken at Cerne Giant Hill on 30 May.

Duke of Burgundy Cerne

Pair of butterflies, side view, clinging to a seed head on a stalk

Duke of Burgundy mating pair. Photo: James Gould

I went on the Dorset butterfly walk this Sunday 15th May at Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas and these photos were two of the highlights. A mating pair of Duke of Burgundy and a Grizzled and Dingy Skipper posing together.

Two small brown butterflies in among grass

Grizzled (on left) and Dingy Skippers. Photo James Gould

Cerne Giant Hill walkabout enjoyed by over 40 visitors

Two Duke of Burgundy butterflies, back to back in mating position
Duke of Burgundy, mating. Photo: Mark Pike

On 17 May butterfly enthusiasts travelled from across Dorset as well as from Devon and London to join a guided walk over the ancient chalk downland above Cerne Abbas. They were rewarded with the sighting of eighteen species, one of the most significant of which was the Duke of Burgundy Continue reading