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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Deacon Hill Land Purchase Appeal

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are appealing for help with purchasing land at Deacon Hill, just outside Winchester (about 1.5 km south of the Magdalen Hill reserve). It is the only remaining stronghold for the Duke of Burgundy in the Winchester area. If you are interested in donating to the HIWWT click here for more details.

Conservation Winter Work Parties

Information on this winter's conservation work parties on our reserves can be found here ...


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 7.30 (6.00 for the guide and 1.30 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.

Sponsorship

The branch is pleased to sponsor the excellent HantsMoths website.

Hants Moths Website
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News

08 Feb 2020: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

08 Feb 2020: Isle of Wight Peacock Butterfly Sighting

05 Feb 2020: Red Admiral in Winchester

01 Feb 2020: Red Admiral at Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

29 Jan 2020: Active Admiral at Axmansford.

21 Jan 2020: Brimstone at Compton Down

19 Jan 2020: Peacock at Titchfield Haven

11 Jan 2020: The first butterfly this year in Overton Parish.

07 Jan 2020: The first local sighting this year?

07 Jan 2020: First of 2020 on Portsdown Hill

09 Dec 2019: Leigh Park my garden

08 Dec 2019: Winnall Moors reserve

16 Nov 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

13 Nov 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

12 Nov 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

11 Nov 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

05 Nov 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

03 Nov 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport

27 Oct 2019: Red Admirals enjoying nectar in Romsey

27 Oct 2019: Monks Walk, Frater Fields & Woods, Gosport


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