We are delighted to say that Scarface, the lost pony, has been found at Alners Gorse, stuck in some dense scrub. Continue reading
One of our four ponies has gone missing (on Tues 20 Aug) from our Alners Gorse Reserve. We are appealing Continue reading
We are receiving a huge number of sightings of this migratory species. Continue reading
Well, we think it’s a Red Admiral…. Paul said he was delighted, after the prolonged rain and high winds, to see a butterfly resurgence in Boscombe Cliff Gardens on 17/08/2019, but this specimen had obviously had a tough time of it!
Alwyn spotted this lovely Silver-washed Fritillary in his garden in Westbourne in Bournemouth on 31/07/2019. There were a lot of this species around earlier in the year, but they are becoming scarcer as the year goes on, and it’s nice to see one from a south Dorset locatoin.
Seen by James at the RSPB Reserve at Arne, near Wareham, on 06/08/2019.
We know our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve is pretty special, but we didn’t expect this! Continue reading
The national Big Butterfly Count ends on Sunday 11 August. The number of counts sent in stands at 95,262, so please help us reach the 100,000! Continue reading
Adrian Flynn has reported a Long-tailed Blue to us, complete with photos. This is only the 10th Dorset record since 2010. Continue reading
Dom Greves has been looking at the statistics generated by the butterfly sightings sent in to this website, and has found generally good news. Continue reading