Places A-Z

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Alners Gorse

Hazelbury Bryan

Brown Hairstreak, Comma, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marsh Fritillary, Peacock, Purple Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, White-letter Hairstreak
Ponies grazing Alners Gorse reserve.
Common Blue, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marbled White, Small Blue, Small Heath
Grassy area with hummocks, with trees behind
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Broadcroft Quarry

Easton, Portland

Chalkhill Blue, Clouded Yellow, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Silver-studded Blue, Small Blue
A view of broadcroft quarry showing limestone rocks and grass sward

Cashmoor

Sixpenny Handley

Adonis Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Marbled White, Small Blue, Small Heath
Grassy bank with views to countryside to left

Cerne Giant Hill

Cerne Abbas

Adonis Blue, Brimstone, Brown Argus, Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled Skipper, Holly Blue, Marbled White, Marsh Fritillary, Small Copper, Small Heath, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown
Grassy hillside with lots of wild flowers in bloom
Adonis Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marbled White, Marsh Fritillary, Small Blue, Small Heath
End of a valley with grassy slopes broken by scrub

Duncliffe Wood

Shaftesbury

Green-veined White, Marbled White, Orange Tip, Ringlet, Silver-washed Fritillary

Durlston

Swanage

Adonis Blue, Brown Argus, Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled Skipper, Holly Blue, Large Skipper, Lulworth Skipper, Purple Hairstreak, Small Blue, Small Skipper
Path along the top of a cliff with sea to right

Fontmell Down

Fontmell Magna

Adonis Blue, Brown Argus, Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Dingy Skipper, Gatekeeper, Grizzled Skipper, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Silver-spotted Skipper, Small Blue, Small Heath
Wooded valley
Grayling, Large Skipper, Ringlet, Silver-studded Blue, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small Skipper, Speckled Wood
Track into wood

Hod Hill

Stourpaine

Adonis Blue, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marbled White, Marsh Fritillary, Small Blue, Small Copper, Small Heath
Rolling hills
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Lankham Bottom

Cattistock

Adonis Blue, Brown Argus, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marsh Fritillary, Small Heath
View of the side of a valley with grassy slopes

Lydlinch Common

Sturminster Newton

Marbled White, Marsh Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral
Field and trees

Melbury Down

Compton Abbas

Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Marbled White, Small Copper, Small Heath
Hills and valley
Essex Skipper, Green-veined White, Large Skipper, Marbled White, Orange Tip, Purple Hairstreak, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Speckled Wood
Trail across heathland

Motcombe Meadows

Shaftesbury

Brimstone, Brown Argus, Comma, Common Blue, Essex Skipper, Gatekeeper, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Large Skipper, Large White, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Orange Tip, Peacock, Purple Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Small Copper, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Speckled Wood, White-letter Hairstreak
View across some grass to a small lake, with trees behind
Comma, Green-veined White, Meadow Brown, Orange Tip, Small Copper, Speckled Wood
Boardwalk going along the edge of a rough field
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Perryfields

Easton, Portland

Chalkhill Blue, Clouded Yellow, Large Skipper, Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Ringlet, Small Blue, Small Skipper
Track leading through a grassy area

Portland Tout

Weston, Portland

Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Dingy Skipper, Grayling, Silver-studded Blue, Small Copper
Track leading towards the sea and cliffs

Stonebarrow

Charmouth

Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Large Skipper, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small Copper, Small Heath, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Skipper, Wall Brown
Grassy area leading to a view of the sea
Common Blue, Grayling, Green-veined White, Lulworth Skipper, Silver-studded Blue, Small Skipper, Wall Brown
Grassy track between areas of heather

Upton Heath

Corfe Mullen

Grayling, Green Hairstreak, Large Skipper, Peacock, Silver-studded Blue, Small Heath, Speckled Wood
Wet heathland

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