UPDATE: This issue is now resolved (20/03)
You will not be able to input butterfly sightings for a few days, starting 19/03. We have had such poor service recently from our internet service provider, TSO, that we are moving this website to another provider.
We regret that due to the Coronavirus, we have been instructed to cancel all Branch events for the foreseeable future. Continue reading
From Lyn Pullen, Website Editor. If you’ve been a bit confused by receiving notification of some news items that don’t make total sense, it’s my fault – they are from 2012, so you can ignore them!
Due to concerns about the Coronavirus, we have cancelled the ‘Butterfly Trends in North Dorset’ meeting which was to have taken place in East Stour on 20 March. We are looking at what we can put up on the website to help fill the gap for our transect walkers in north Dorset.
Because of concerns around the coronavirus, the Butterfly Conservation/Dorset Wildlife Trust meeting scheduled for 10 March has definitely been cancelled. We are currently taking a decision about our ‘Butterfly Trends in North Dorset’ meeting on 20 March, so please check this website before travelling to it. Continue reading
Thanks to all members who turned out on a very bad weather day (Storm Dennis) for our AGM – we had over 70 people packed into Puddletown Village Hall! Read on to find out more and for a link to the Records Officer’s Report.
Our AGM features a talk by Martin Warren, the former Chief Executive of B.C.: ‘Amazing Butterflies – New Discoveries That Will Astonish You’. All members are welcome, and if you can help by bringing a couple of things, read on. Continue reading
The butterfly recordings gathered by this website reached an all-time high of 89,204 last year, being 99% up on 2018! Our very grateful thanks to anyone who sent in a sighting. Continue reading
Fiona Haynes, Conservation Officer for Back from the Brink and Butterfly Conservation, is appealing for help around Blandford Forum, Stourpaine, Pimperne, Durweston and Shillingstone. Continue reading
Grayling. Photo: Lyn Pullen
Lyn describes this as a lovely memory from August, finding the first Grayling on the transect she had seen for a long time. Taken at Tadnoll DWT Reserve on 21/08/2019.
What amazing camouflage!