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Branch AGM elections and raffle prizes

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Left to right: Georgie (Treasurer), Adrian (Secretary) and Nigel (Chair)

Our Branch AGM is not far away. Would you like to join our Committee? If so, let us know, and we can arrange to suggest you for election at the meeting, or you Continue reading

Help needed from transect walkers in East Dorset

view of an Essex Skipper peering opver a thistle showing the diagnostic black tips to the antennae
Essex Skipper. Photo: James Gould

We are delighted that, at the eleventh hour, we have a volunteer to run the results meeting at Wimborne: huge thanks to Stephen Brown for stepping forward. We do, however need help from those who undertake the butterfly monitoring walks in the east Continue reading

Alners comes up trumps again

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Guided walk at Alners Gorse. Photo: Martin Warren.

We have four Butterfly Reserves in Dorset, all of which have their attractions, but Alners gathers the most attention at this time of year because of its Hairstreaks. A guided walk there on 5 August, led by Martin Warren,drew 30 people, and was described as “superb” despite showers.

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Are you missing out on our guided walks?

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Walkers on Cerne Giant Hill. Photo: Peter Salmon

Sunday 15 May saw the arrival at Cerne Abbas Giant Hill of 44 walkers from Dorset, Devon, Somerset, London and Cambridgeshire to take part in the guided tour for the day, a mixture of novices and experts sharing enthusiasm for the butterflies seen. Continue reading