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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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Help needed stuffing and cake making

Perhaps that should be “cake making and stuffing” as you usually do them in that order, but in this case the stuffing is of newsletters into envelopes! Read more...

Clouded Yellow helice form. Photo: Andy Martin

Clouded Yellow news

Andy Martin has photographed a Clouded Yellow helice form and filmed another, both in October. Read more...

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

Next stuffing date 19 October

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. Read more...

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Volunteer stuffing team. Photo: Lyn Pullen

Fancy some stuffing?

The lovely people at Butterfly Conservation’s Headquarters near East Lulworth need some help on 28 September and later dates. Read more...

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view of mating Clouded Yellows
Clouded Yellows mating. Photo: Mike Gibbons

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