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

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News

Saving Silver At Portland Quarry

Wildlife lovers are needed to help create habitat on Portland for one of Dorset’s rarest butterflies - the Silver-studded Blue - which is in serious decline in the county.

Hot Chocolate For Caterpillars

An education project aimed at bringing Dorset and Somerset schoolchildren closer to nature has received an important funding boost from the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund...

Pollinators Pushed Up The Agenda

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.

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Sightings

Test thumb 144 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.