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 Dorset butterfly and moth news. Email: @email
Species to look out for
Find out more
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!
Keep up to date with all the latest Dorset Branch news.
The importance of maintaining environmental protections.
We are incredibly saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We congratulate Liz Truss on her election to UK Prime Minister. Butterfly Conservation looks forward to working with the new Government to tackle the urgent need for nature recovery both in the United Kingdom and globally at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference in December.
A new study led by Butterfly Conservation scientists, in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, has revealed complex patterns of change among Britain’s larger moths.
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.
In your area
- CHAIR - Nigel Spring
- SECRETARY - Adrian Neil
- TREASURER - Georgie Laing
- COUNTY RECORDS OFFICER - Robin George
- OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Lyn Pullen
- Jane Smith
- Richard Norman
- Stephen Brown
- John East
- Paul Dexter
- Andy Martin