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
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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.
Winnie the Pooh is encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by joining Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.
A beautiful blue butterfly which has been struggling for the last 40 years could be making a comeback.
Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help reveal if the UK is experiencing a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon.
A previously extinct butterfly has bred successfully in an English woodland for the first time in more than 40 years as part of the ambitious conservation project, Back from the Brink.
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...
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...
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
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.
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