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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

A birthday cake with a photographic image of a blue butterfly on top
One of our 30th birthday cakes. Photo: Lynda Lambert

A Double Celebration

The year 2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Dorset branch and the 50th anniversary of the founding of Butterfly Conservation, as well as our stalwart member, Brian Dicker, standing down from active involvement. Read more...

Two ponies eating from feeding bowls placed on snow covered ground
Ponies at Alners Gorse. Photo: Nigel Spring

Alners Gorse ponies still hard at work

Butterflies might not be much in evidence in the snow, but conservation work for them still continues. Read more...

Red Admiral on a dandelion flower
Red Admiral. Photo: Lyn Pullen

Watch out for March butterflies

With the recent snow, it’s a bit difficult to believe in sunshine or butterflies, but they will turn up. This website has so far had four species reported Read more...

Red Admiral with open wings
Red Admiral. Photo: Jeremy Oakes

34 butterflies to date

It’s nearly the end of February, and we’ve already had 34 butterflies reported to the website. Read more...

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Side view of a small brown and white butterfly on a cowslip
Duke of Burgundy. Photo: Richard Belding

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