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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

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...

Two exotic butterflies on bright yellow flowers
Two Monarch butterflies.

Butterfly weddings

No, butterflies don’t marry, but did you know some humans release butterflies at weddings (and funerals) as part of the ceremony? Butterfly releases like this give Butterfly Conservation, as a wildlife charity, cause for concern. Read more...

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view of a Clouded Yellow female showing fore and hind-wing upperside
Clouded Yellow. Photo: Mike Gibbons

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