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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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Left to right: Georgie (Treasurer), Adrian (Secretary) and Nigel (Chair)

Branch AGM elections and raffle prizes

Our Branch AGM is not far away. Would you like to join our Committee? If so, let us know, and we can arrange to suggest you for election at the meeting, or you Read more...

Marsh Fritillary Caterpillars. Photo:Dave Law

Marsh Fritillary caterpillars are on the move!

Dave Law went looking for some Marsh Fritillary nests – and found them! Read more...

view of an Essex Skipper peering opver a thistle showing the diagnostic black tips to the antennae
Essex Skipper. Photo: James Gould

Help needed from transect walkers in East Dorset

We are delighted that, at the eleventh hour, we have a volunteer to run the results meeting at Wimborne: huge thanks to Stephen Brown for stepping forward. We do, however need help from those who undertake the butterfly monitoring walks in the east Read more...

Two people, dressed for the cold, surveying a pile of coke cans on some grass
Ian and Georgie contemplating some of the cans found. Photo: Nigel Spring.

CocaCola problem at Broadcroft

One of our regular visitors to Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve must have shares in the CocaCola Company – and no teeth left! This pile of cans was unearthed Read more...

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View of a PineHawkmoth caterpillar walking across a blanket
Pine Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Paul had quite a surprise when he sat down for a break at Lawson’s Clump on 22/08/18 and saw this Pine Hawkmoth caterpillar crawling over his blanket. Read more...

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