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Working to save Dorset's butterflies and moths

75% of British butterflies and 66% of common moths have declined in living memory. Our efforts include conservation work, monitoring butterflies and moths, and raising awareness of the problems they face. There are lots of ways you can help.  Find out more

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The cake table at the AGM. Photo: Lyn Pullen

Branch AGM coming up AND we are 30!

Are we suggesting you only come to our AGM for the cakes? No, but they are always very good and we there is going to be a special one celebrating the 30th birthday of the Branch! The business part of the meeting is kept short, Read more...


Young boy with short ginger hair, holding an Eyed Hawk-moth on a finger
Young boy with Eyed Hawk-moth

Branch membership nears 1,000!

The Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation has reached a total of 950 members! Read more...


Pony dragging small tree trunk, with man behind him; the ground is very muddy
Pony dragging felled tree trunks. Photo: Martin Warren

Horses help on Butterfly Reserve

Our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve had a lot of conifers on it when we acquired the land in 2005. Read more...


Red Admiral on a pink flower.
Red Admiral. Photo: Paul Cobb

First Red Admiral photo of 2018, Poole

Congratulations to Paul Cobb for our first butterfly photo of 2018! Taken on 10 January at Branksome Chine Cliff Gardens in Poole. Read more...


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Wall Brown. Photo: Brian Arnold

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