Join BC volunteers in habitat improvement for this Dorset speciality
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 Branch work party at Lydlinch, where they will be managing habitat in an area crucial to the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Conservation work is vital to ensure that this habitat is kept suitable for its survival at this site.
This conservation task will be of benefit to the extremely rare Barberry Carpet moth. We will be planting along the disused railway line in Stourpaine...
UK braced for influx of rare continental moths looking for ivy to feed upon
The Red Admiral enjoyed a record summer in this year's Big Butterfly Count...
Gardeners are being urged to keep their eye out for a potential butterfly bonanza this autumn
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 .