Butterfly Conservation
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Conservation Status

The State of the UK's Butterflies 2011

The State of the UK's Butterflies 2011, published by Butterfly Conservation, summarises the results of the "UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme" and the "Butterflies for the New Millennium" (BNM) project. The former involves weekly butterfly recording from 1 April to 30 September, on an annual basis at 1000+ sites in Britain, and has enabled detailed analysis of species trends (90-100 sites are in Hampshire & Isle of Wight). The BNM project has provided detailed and up to date distribution maps for all British butterfly species based on over 6 million butterfly records submitted by members of the public.

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The main conclusions from the 2011 Report were:

The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2006

The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2006 provides an overview of the status of moths in Britain, and has been followed by publication of the Provisional Atlas of the UK's Larger Moths, in 2010, with detailed distribution maps for all species.

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The main conclusions from the 2006 report were:

You can help

There are many things we can do as individuals to help. For example, you could leave a corner of your garden to grow wild with uncut grass. You could also plant food plants for the larvae of our native butterflies & moths. Easiest of all, you could plant a good range of nectar and pollen sources to give all year round food for butterflies, moths and other important pollinating insects.

You can send in your butterfly and moth records to help us maintain an up to date an accurate picture of the status and distribution of all species in Hampshire & Isle of Wight. You can also get involved as a volunteer with practical conservation work parties held on Butterfly Conservation's nature reserves, or similar activities run by other organisations at important sites managed for the benefit of butterflies, moths and other wildlife.