Grassy area leading to a view of the sea
Stonebarrow. Photo: Chris Paul

Guide to this top Dorset butterfly site, including: location, description, species of interest and photo gallery.

Painted Ladies being seen in south Dorset

Painted Lady butterfly with its proboscis into one of the flowers of a head of purple chive flowers
Painted Lady on Chive. Photo: Lyn Pullen

The following sightings have been reported since late December: 27 December – Studland 1 January – Studland 1 January – Corfe Castle 9 January – Winfrith Heath 11 January – Stonebarrow, near Charmouth 11 January – White Nothe, near Weymouth – 3 individuals seen 12 January – Little Sea, Studland The Portland Bird Observatory haveRead more…