Places A-Z

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Alners Gorse

Hazelbury Bryan

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

Easton, Portland

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

Cashmoor

Sixpenny Handley

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

Cerne Giant Hill

Cerne Abbas

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

Duncliffe Wood

Shaftesbury

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

Durlston

Swanage

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

Fontmell Down

Fontmell Magna

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

Hod Hill

Stourpaine

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

Cattistock

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

Lydlinch Common

Sturminster Newton

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

Melbury Down

Compton Abbas

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

Motcombe Meadows

Shaftesbury

Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Purple Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Ar...
View across some grass to a small lake, with trees behind
Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Comma, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown
Boardwalk going along the edge of a rough field
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Perryfields

Easton, Portland

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

Portland Tout

Weston, Portland

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

Stonebarrow

Charmouth

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

Upton Heath

Corfe Mullen

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

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