Dorset branch

Dorset Branch

Species to look out for

Welcome

ABlue SmallDorset is one of the best areas in the UK for butterflies and moths and we are a very active Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Dorset branch.

Events

Dorset: Open Day At Sherborne Nature Reserve

Sunday 25th June 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm

The Quarr is Sherborne’s local nature reserve, an area of young woodland, scrub and grassland off the Bristol Road, which supports flowers (including orchids), butterflies and other species...

Dorset: The Butterflies Of Lulworth

Wednesday 5th July 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm

Guided walk with fine views over Lulworth Cove and a chance to see the Lulworth Skipper and a number of other species...

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News

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Sightings

Peacock44 species of butterflies can be seen in Dorset. View the latest butterfly sightings in Dorset or record your own via our easy map-based system.

In the past, we've had sightings of the rare Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) so keep an eye out for butterflies in Dorset!

Top Photos

This photo was sent to us by Steve Maskell, who spotted this rare Long-tailed Blue butterfly at Kingston Lacy in September 2015.

Long-tailed Blue, taken by Steve Maskell

We are sure people have taken some beautiful butterfly photos around Dorset since then and we are always looking for unusual or beautiful photos of butterflies and moths - so please send us any that you've taken whilst out and about in Dorset .