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.
Send us your Dorset butterfly and moth news. Email: @email
Species to look out for
Find out more
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!
Keep up to date with all the latest Dorset Branch news.
Species on the Edge launches with the Small Blues at Logie Quarry
A new and exciting conservation project called Species on the Edge will launch at a free family fun day event hosted by Butterfly Conservation Scotland at Logie Quarry, near Tain, on Saturday 3 June.
Butterflies find safe haven in UK gardens, new research reveals
New research published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) reveals how the UK's gardens are acting as a safe haven for butterflies.
Europe's grassland butterflies in steep decline
A new report on the trends of grassland butterflies across Europe has shown numbers have declined by 36% over the last decade.
Coul Links - again!
If you have been following the saga of Coul Links in East Sutherland you will know that the original proposal for a golf course was turned down by the Scottish Government. In July last year another application was submitted. Here's an update on our objection.
Dorset: CONSERVATION TASK ON PORTLAND
Friday 9th June 2023, 10:00am-3:30pm
Help with the management of Portland habitats
Dorset: MOTH TRAPPING AND GUIDED BUTTERFLY WALK - RYEWATER NURSERY
Friday 16th to Saturday 17th June 2023, 7:30pm-1:00pm
Bishops Down near Sherborne
A return visit to Ryewater Nursery - join us for a weekend of mothing and a butterfly walk.
Dorset: MOTH TRAP OPENING AT WYKE FARM, CHEDINGTON
Sunday 25th June 2023, 8:00am-10:00am
Wyke Farm, Chedington near Corscombe
Join us to see the results of Saturday night's trapping
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 RECORDS OFFICER - Robin George
- OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Lyn Pullen
- Jane Smith
- Richard Norman
- Stephen Brown
- John East
- Paul Dexter
- Andy Martin