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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

Large White. Photo: Andrew Cooper
Large White. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Butterfly Conservation and B&Q need your help!

The UK is home to 24 million gardens and Butterfly Conservation working alongside B&Q want to help people get the most out of them by welcoming nature into their gardens. Read more...

Greeny yellow butterfly well camouflaged under a leaf
Brimstone. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Bumper butterfly day

The warmth and sunshine on Saturday 18th February brought in reports of 13 butterflies. Read more...

Brimstone just flying out of the picture
Brimstone flying out of picture! Photo: Lyn Pullen

Butterfly photos

There are a lot of wonderful butterfly and moth pictures on this website. But what about the shots that failed? Go to our Gallery page to see some, and see whether you have something even better – or should that be worse? Read more...

Brown butterfly with orange markings, well camouflaged against dry grass
Female Silver-studded Blue. Photo: Lyn Pullen

2016 Butterfly Results

Consider yourself invited to our regional meetings, at which Bill Shreeves will give us his analysis of the 2016 butterfly year. Read more...

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Red Admiral. Photo: Jo Stephen
Red Admiral. Photo: Jo Stephen

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