Join the Dorset Branch on this weekend of butterfly counting, with participants splitting into teams to see who can see the most species! This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
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.
Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches on this guided walk - an ideal event for beginners wanting to learn about identifying butterflies.
Join the Dorset Branch on a visit to see butterflies and dragonflies in Wareham Forest. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...
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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.
In the past, we've had sightings of the rare Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) so keep an eye out for butterflies in Dorset!
This photo was sent to us by Steve Maskell, who spotted this rare Long-tailed Blue butterfly at Kingston Lacy in September 2015.
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 .