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.


Find out more 

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!

Elephant Hawk-moth - Shane Farrell

Dorset news

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

Get involved 

News

Catch up on all our news

Events

  • Dorset: Conservation Work Day

    Sunday 28th October 2018, 10.00am-3.30pm

    Lydlinch Common, North Dorset

    Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch where they will be managng 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 the site.

  • Dorset: Conservation Action Day

    Saturday 10th November 2018, 9.30am-4.00pm

    Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve, Portland

    Join Dorset Branch working at this quarry reserve

  • Dorset: Conservation Work Day

    Sunday 25th November 2018, 10.00am-3.30pm

    Lydlinch Common, North Dorset

    Join the Dorset Branch work party at Lydlinch where they will be managng 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 the site.

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.

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