An exploratory walk on chalk downland
Species to look out for
Dorset 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.
Butterfly Conservation Dorset is asking people to visit historic Maiden Castle near Dorchester to record butterfly sightings.
41 butterflies were reported in Dorset during February 2014
Four species have been sighted so far in January.
44 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.