Shona Refoy from Broadstone, took this lovely picture on 07/09/18, and adds the shocking statement “I was delighted to see this butterfly, my first sighting [of this species] in Dorset this year!” Continue reading
Larry tells us he saw this Dingy Skipper by the footpath down to Chapmans Pool (in Purbeck) on 02/08/2018.
We received reports of six Dingy Skippers in July and three in August, way outside the time of their first brood in May/June.
Roger Hewitt tells us:
Myself and my friend Bruce turned up at Portland Observatory on the morning of Tuesday 25th September Continue reading
Two lovely reminders that butterflies are to be seen in towns as well as the countryside. Mike comments that these two species have recently been more plentiful than at any time earlier this year. He saw the Clouded Yellow at the Boscombe Cliff Gardens on 25/09/2018, and the Red Admiral, drinking at a seepage at the Manor zigzag in Boscombe (Bournemouth) on 23/09/2018.
George tells us:
Been on my walks again today and came across a nice surprise, a bush of Ivy in flower with five Red Admirals, but the surprise was there was also four Painted Ladies all on the same bush, near the Bincombe Grain Store.
Bincombe is on the edge of Weymouth.
What a lovely day today to do the last transect walk of the season at Durlston East. We saw this Painted Lady just below Durlston Castle on the coast path – it looked really special against the bright blue sky. A nice memory to look back on as we wait for the 2019 season.
We have only had one other Painted Lady reported recently, so keep your eyes open and record your sighting here to let us know if you see one.
The current spell of good weather, without the intense heat and drought of the summer, is bringing out the butterflies which are still on the wing at this time of year. Continue reading
Butterfly Conservation HQ needs help with envelope stuffing for various branches’ newsletters. Continue reading
There were five miles, ten people and around fifteen butterfly species on our Littlebredy butterfly walk on 4th August. This was in conjunction with the South Dorset Ridgeway Project. Continue reading
Brian Arnold sent us the above photo, taken on 14 August. Dingy Skippers are usually around in May and June Continue reading