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
Our Spring event at Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on 7 and 8 May was the best attended yet, with at least 48 people joining in all or part of the weekend’s activities: the camping and BBQ, a dawn walk with the Nightingales, the analysis of the moth catch and the butterfly walk later in the morning. Continue reading
We’ve got a really special event coming up at our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on 7 & 8 May, combining butterflies, moths and nightingales! Continue reading
13 people met at our Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve on Saturday April 16th for an introduction to the butterfly transect there. The temperature barely broke into double figures and the ground was uncomfortably muddy. Continue reading
We had a great AGM in February, and you can now catch up on the meeting and the reports various officers provided on our AGM 2016 page.
If you have never attended one of our Area Meetings, you are missing out!
These meetings are not just aimed at people who undertake the butterfly monitoring (transect) walks in the area: they are for anybody interested in butterflies. Continue reading
We are looking for teams of 2 or more for
THE GREAT DORSET AND WILTSHIRE BUTTERFLY SCRAMBLE
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 10am-3pm.
A weekend of butterfly counting with a small element of competition and a large element of fun – plus prizes! Continue reading
Bill Shreeves led his annual butterfly identification workshop on 23 May. He reports on the outdoor part of the workshop, on Compton Down: Continue reading
If you live in West Dorset you can hear your local parliamentary candidates talking about their views on the environment.
There will probably be tickets available if you turn up on the night. Being organised by the Dorset for Badger and Bovine Welfare group, to whom any queries should be made: [email protected]