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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

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...


view of Geranium Bronze butterfly on a daisy
Geranium Bronze. Photo: Colin Lamont

First Geranium Bronze in Dorset?

Colin Lamont found this butterfly in his garden at Verwood, where it continued to appear from 20/08/17 to 31/08/2017. Colin did not at first realise how unusual a sighting it was. Read more...


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Clouded Yellow. Photo: Mike John Morse

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