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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

Red Admiral. Photo: Elaine Conlon
Red Admiral. Photo: Elaine Conlon

A late spring for butterflies

Adrian Neil has sent us an interesting look at the butterflies seen in the first three months of this year compared to last:- Read more...


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Butterfly Conservation science newsletter now out

We are delighted that the national Butterfly Conservation charity is now publishing its more scientific news twice a year online: Read more...


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One of our 30th birthday cakes. Photo: Lynda Lambert

A Double Celebration

The year 2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Dorset branch and the 50th anniversary of the founding of Butterfly Conservation, as well as our stalwart member, Brian Dicker, standing down from active involvement. Read more...


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Ponies at Alners Gorse. Photo: Nigel Spring

Alners Gorse ponies still hard at work

Butterflies might not be much in evidence in the snow, but conservation work for them still continues. Read more...


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Duke of Burgundy. Photo: Richard Belding

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