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

Conservation Work Day And Bonfire Lunch!

Sunday 9th November 2014, 10am-4pm

Continuing the woodland and scrub management work along with a bonfire lunch break, complete with baked potatoes and hot drinks!

Butterflies And Badgers

Monday 17th November 2014, 7.00pm-9.30pm

An evening with natural history writer and author Patrick Barkham

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News

Small Tortoiseshell Fights Back

One of the UK’s favourite butterflies – the Small Tortoiseshell, continued its fight back this summer after years of decline, despite enduring the coldest August since 1993, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

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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.