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Working to save Dorset's butterflies and moths

75% of British butterflies and 66% of common moths have declined in living memory. Our efforts include conservation work, monitoring butterflies and moths, and raising awareness of the problems they face. There are lots of ways you can help.  Find out more

Luworth skipper larva on tor-grass. Photo: Dom Greves

Up close with a Lulworth Skipper caterpillar

Dom Greves, the techie behind all the impressive bits of this website, has videoed Lulworth Skipper caterpillars in action. Read more...

Small Blue with wings open, shwoing the silvery blue sheen of this species
Small Blue. Photo: Richard Belding

31 Small Blues on Weymouth Relief Road

The Small Blue is on the wing in excellent numbers on the Weymouth Relief Road, and we’ve got a guided walk there soon. Read more...

Pie chart showing most-recorded butterfly species
Pie chart showing most-recorded butterfly species

Dorset species out

Dorset now boasts 24 species on the wing!

Duke of Burgundy showing underwing
Duke of Burgundy. Photo: Adrian Read

Dukes out early

The Duke of Burgundy is already on the wing. Adrian Read sent us a couple of photos for our Gallery taken on 29 April, and commented they were earlier than he'd ever know them. Read more...

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Two mating Common Blues, with a third one in flight
Common Blues. Photo: Mark Pike.

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