Butterfly Conservation
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Welcome to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies and moths, a decline that the society aimed to reverse. Our vision is of a world rich in butterflies and moths for future generations to enjoy. Butterflies are beautiful and intrinsically valuable. Together with moths, their sensitivity to environmental change makes them valuable indicators of the health of the countryside.

Butterflies Moths Reserves
Marsh Fritillaries by Maurice Pugh Merveille du Jour by Tim Norris
There are 46 species of butterfly occurring in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Of these, 35 can be seen on our reserves.
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Around 1940 species of moth have been recorded in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, over 600 of these on our reserves.
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Butterfly Conservation has over 25 reserves across the UK, including 3 in Hampshire: Yew Hill, Magdalen Hill Down and Bentley Station Meadow.
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Change of date to Isle of Wight field trip on 25th May

Please note that the field trip planned for 25th May at Compton Chine has had to be re-scheduled to take place the following day 26th May. See Events > Field trips > Isle of Wight for further details.

Partnership helps species come back from the brink

Some of the UK's most threatened species, including the Chequered Skipper butterfly, will be brought back from the brink of extinction, as part of an ambitious 4.6 million project funded by the National Lottery.

More here ...

The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey needs help from Branch members.

Click here ... for details.


NEW book on Butterly Walks in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight


You can inspect some sample pages from the book here ...

The Press Release about the book is available here ...

To order your copy send a cheque for 7.25 (6.00 for the guide and 1.25 for postage and packing) made payable to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch Butterfly Conservation, together with your name and postal address to:
Kevin Freeborn, c/o Butterfly Conservation, Unit 2, Bull Pens, Manor Farm, Itchen Stoke, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0QT

Copies will also be available for purchase (cash only) from Jayne Chapman on the Wednesday Wanders, and Ashley Whitlock on the branch fieldtrips where he is the walk leader.

Or to buy a copy online click here ...

To report any inaccuracies in the book please email here.

Easy Fundraising

You can now support our ongoing butterfly and moth conservation work when you buy products and services online. Simply click on the easyfundraising.org.uk logo and select "Butterfly Conservation - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch".

How does it work? Firstly you have to register with easyfundraising and name the charity you wish to support (need to provide name, email and a password). Then when you wish to purchase something on-line go to the easyfundraising website, select Butterfly Conservation - Hampshire & Isle of Wight Branch and then click through to the company you wish to buy from. There are over 2000 companies registered there. It doesn't cost you any extra as the company you purchase from pays a small sum directly to the Branch. If you wish to know more please go to the easyfundraising.org.uk website.

Sponsorship

The branch is pleased to sponsor the excellent HantsMoths website.

Hants Moths Website
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News

20 May 2017: Oxenbourne Down

19 May 2017: Busman's Holiday

19 May 2017: Spring butterflies at Yew Hill

18 May 2017: Paulsgrove Chalk Pits

18 May 2017: A 'Blue Beauty'

18 May 2017: Marsh Fritillary emergence

18 May 2017: Commas and Small Tortoiseshell releases

18 May 2017: Busy Martin Down.

18 May 2017: Old Winchester Hill NNR

16 May 2017: Portsdown Hill Small Blues

16 May 2017: Chalton Down, Old Idsworth

14 May 2017: Small Copper at Martin Down

14 May 2017: Small Blue at Pitt Down, Winchester

14 May 2017: Stockbridge Down Field Trip

14 May 2017: Yew Hill, Winchester visit

14 May 2017: Yew Hill visit cont....

13 May 2017: More From Martin Down

13 May 2017: Sunny Afternoon on Martin Down

13 May 2017: Martin Down At Its Springtime Peak

13 May 2017: Martin Down


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