"My personal guide to the nature reserves and wildlife hot-spots of Dorset and the species that may be seen at each along with help in identifying those animals and plants."
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A common species seen from early June until late October. It likes rough, open ground (especially chalk downland) where they can find an abundance leguminous flowers.
"Their name suggests that they should be a familiar sight, but numbers of common blue butterflies in recent years have reached an all time low. Why have they declined so drastically? The answer is all that too familiar story of habitat loss'"