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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

AGM 2020. Photo: Lyn Pullen

2020 AGM success and 2019 Records Officer’s Report

Thanks to all members who turned out on a very bad weather day (Storm Dennis) for our AGM – we had over 70 people packed into Puddletown Village Hall!  Read on to find out more and for a link to the Records Officer’s Report. Read more...

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Dorset Butterfly Report 2018. Photo: Lyn Pullen

2018 Butterfly Report now available

We apologise that this Report is so late!

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Large White Caterpillars. Photo: Wren Franklin

Caterpillars of the Large White butterfly

This photo taken by Wren Franklin near Long Burton in North Dorset on 10/01/2020 shows a very early appearance of caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly on Brassicas in an outdoor vegetable plot. Read more...

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At the AGM. Photo: Lyn Pullen

Branch AGM with talk by Martin Warren

Our AGM features a talk by Martin Warren, the former Chief Executive of B.C.: ‘Amazing Butterflies – New Discoveries That Will Astonish You’. All members are welcome, and if you can help by bringing a couple of things, read on. Read more...

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View of orange butterfly with black and yellow markings whilst resting on a green Ivy leaf.
Comma. Photo: Michael Gould

The first photo of a Comma sent to the Gallery this year.  Malcolm saw this one at the edge of Burtt’s Harley, a wood north of Gussage All Saints Read more...

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