Brown Hairstreak egg surveys
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.
Lydlinch is part of an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary and conservation work is vital to ensure that the habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.
Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.
The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.
A huge, black and yellow moth, traditionally seen as an omen of death, has been found in a Dorset garden just days before Halloween!
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.