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.
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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.
Garden wildlife specialists Vivara have teamed up with Butterfly Conservation to help encourage people to become citizen scientists this summer.
Butterfly Conservation joins other nature groups in warning that the Government's new target in the Environment Bill has fallen short of the action needed for nature.
A new three-year conservation project, which aims to reverse the declines of specific species of butterfly and moth in the Midlands area, has been announced by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation in partnership with Severn Trent.
Garden wildlife specialists Vivara has teamed up with wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, to help encourage people to become citizen scientists this summer.
Saturday 3rd July 2021, 11:00am-3:30pm
The Quarr LNR and Terrace Meadows SNCI Sherborne
Open Day at The Quarr LNR and Terrace Meadows SNCI in Sherborne
Saturday 3rd July 2021, 1:00pm-3:30pm
near Sturminster Newton
Guided walk in ancient wiidland
Sunday 4th July 2021, 10:30am-2:30pm
Deadmoor Common near Hazelbury Bryan
The search for this special butterfly
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