Welcome

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.

Send us your news and photos. Email: @email


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Marsh-Fritillary - Iain H Leach

Sightings 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!

Peacock - Neil Hulme

Dorset news

Keep up to date with all the latest Dorset Branch news. 

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News

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Events

  • Dorset: GUIDED WALK -OSMINGTON

    Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11:00am-3:30pm

    Osmington, east Of Weymouth

    Enjoy a leisurely coastal downland and country lane walk with the Dorset branch. We shall be looking for at least 15 species of butterfly, including Adonis Blue and Wall...

  • Dorset: GUIDED WALK - FONTMELL DOWN

    Saturday 24th August 2019, 11:00am-3:30pm

    Fontmell Down, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset

    Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and other species...

  • Dorset: THE BUTTERFLIES OF LULWORTH

    Wednesday 28th August 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm

    Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Purbeck

    Join the Dorset Branch on this guided walk with fine views, targeting Adonis Blue and Wall

See all our upcoming events

Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

Find out how to get involved.

Branch information

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Contact branch

  • PRESIDENT
    Brian Dicker
  • CHAIR
    Nigel Spring*
  • SECRETARY
    Adrian Neil*
  • TREASURER
    Georgie Laing*
  • WEBSITE EDITOR
    Lyn Pullen*
  • RECORDS
    Bill Shreeves*
  • EVENTS
    Arthur Bryant
  • COMMITTEE MEMBERS
    Robin George*
    Bill Shreeves*
    Jane Smith*
    Richard Norman*
    Stephen Brown*

* Indicates the person is a member of the Branch Committee