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.
Keep up to date with all the latest Dorset Branch news.
Leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is celebrating the discovery of a new breeding group of rare White-spotted Sable moth near Canterbury.
Dr Emily Dennis discusses the headlines from the latest State of Nature report, including the latest data on butterflies and moths.
A new study, led by the University of Northumbria and involving Butterfly Conservation, has carried out the first nationwide assessment of the combined impacts of long-term land-use and climatic change on species distributions. Lead researcher, Dr Andy Suggitt, explains how a new map of land-use change for Great Britain helped improve our understanding of how species respond to multiple threats.
Patrick Cook gives an update on his research into how alternative forest management techniques could better support biodiversity in conifer plantations.
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 BUTTERFLY RECORDER - Robin George
- OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Lyn Pullen
- Jane Smith
- Richard Norman
- Stephen Brown
- John East
- Andy Martin
- Rebecca Porter