The butterfly recordings gathered by this website reached an all-time high of 89,204 last year, being 99% up on 2018! Our very grateful thanks to anyone who sent in a sighting. Continue reading
North Dorset still has areas where no butterflies have been reported for five years – could you help fill the gaps? Continue reading
Earlier in June we appealed for records in an area around Ibberton in North Dorset where nothing had been reported in five years. We are delighted that John and Sue East stepped up and found butterflies in Continue reading
‘White Holes’ are our term for kilometre squares where no butterflies have been reported in the current five-year recording cycle – of which 2019 is the last year. Continue reading
We’ve had reports of Brimstones in Bournemouth, Peacocks and Painted Ladies in Poole and Hairstreaks in Hazelbury Bryan. But one of the loveliest, most rural patches of Dorset is currently looking like a butterfly desert.
We are seeing some interesting statistics coming out of the butterfly sightings reported to this website. Continue reading
‘White Holes’ is a Dorset term for kilometre squares where no butterfly has been reported in the current five-year cycle of recording. We are now in year three of the 2015-19 cycle, so we are starting to get a feel for where more recording effort is needed. Continue reading
We’ve got some places where no butterflies have been reported in the last five years, and we’d like your help filling these gaps. Continue reading