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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

Blue butterfly with black line then white fringe round edges of wings.
Silver-studded Blue. Photo: Mike Skelton.

15 species seen at Stoborough

Tony Long tells us about a walk near Wareham. Read more...


Black, red and white butterfly on purple flowers
Red Admiral. Photo: Lyn Pullen

Knoll Gardens walk

We have a guided walk with a difference on Friday 20 July. Read more...


Front view of Chalkhill Blue
Chalkhill Blue. Photo: Mel Bray

Are Dorset Chalkhills endangered?

We are concerned about Chalkhill Blue numbers in Dorset, which seem to be plummeting for reasons we do not know. Read more...


view of a pair of Silver-studded blues mating on a grass stem
Silver-studded Blues.Photo: Mel Bray

SSB seen further west in Dorset than ever before

Silver-studded Blues are being seen in huge numbers at the moment, and further west than ever before recorded. Read more...


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Bright pink and gold moth, on a leaf.
Purple-bordered Gold Moth. Photo: Mark Pike.

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