We’ve had reports of Brimstones in Bournemouth, Peacocks and Painted Ladies in Poole and Hairstreaks in Hazelbury Bryan. But one of the loveliest, most rural patches of Dorset is currently looking like a butterfly desert.
This area is near Ibberton and Woolland and appears from the map to have a range of footpaths and lanes to explore.
Could you venture into the heart of Dorset and seek out the butterflies within?
Full list of ’empty’ squares : ST7609, ST7709, ST7809, ST7608, ST7708, ST7808, ST 7607, ST7707, ST7807, ST7706, ST7806.
This is the last year of our current 5-year butterfly recording cycle, where we aim to record butterflies in every kilometre square in Dorset, so seeing what there is in this area is very important.
Please submit any sightings via the website recording page.
To look in more detail at these squares, or find more squares to fill, look at our constantly-updating White Holes map – click the Markers box to make sure you see all the latest sightings.