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34 species of butterfly are seen regularly at Durlston, making it without doubt one of the very best places in Britain for butterfly watching. Notable species include the Lulworth Skipper, Adonis Blue and Chalkhill Blue.

Chalkhill Blue


Find out what makes Durlston a magnet for butterflies and discover the rare and beautiful species you can expect to see when you visit.

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Lulworth Skipper butterfly

Spotter's Guide

Learn to identify all 34 species of butterfly found on the park, view photos and uncover fascinating facts.

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Wall Brown butterfly

Butterfly Walks

Take a virtual trip around the park and find the best spots for butterfly watching with our interactive guided walk using Google Maps.

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Adonis Blue butterfly


What to see and when? Check the best times to visit Durlston to see each butterfly on the wing during the season.

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