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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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.

The June Bailey Education Fund

Awards of up to 500 each are available in support of individuals or organisations involved in educational activities that promote increased awareness, knowledge and conservation of butterflies and moths in Hampshire & Isle of Wight. The branch has been able to offer this educational opportunity thanks to the support of June and Ken Bailey - whose generosity has allowed us to establish the June Bailey Education Fund. Click here to access the application form.


The branch is pleased to sponsor the excellent HantsMoths website.

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21 Sep 2014: Walk at Keyhaven

21 Sep 2014: Small Copper in my Garden

21 Sep 2014: Straits inclosure

19 Sep 2014: Brown Argus on Portsdown Hll

19 Sep 2014: 2nd Brood White Admirals

19 Sep 2014: Milton Allotments/Foreshore

19 Sep 2014: Unkind cutting!

18 Sep 2014: Old Winchester Hill

18 Sep 2014: Peter Gardner

17 Sep 2014: Chalton Down

17 Sep 2014: Noar Hill

17 Sep 2014: Butterflies of Walters Copse Newtown IOW

17 Sep 2014: Gosport Wildgrounds Walk

17 Sep 2014: Your garden in September an afterthought

16 Sep 2014: Speckled Wood at Ann's Hill Cemetery,Gosport

16 Sep 2014: Wall brown at Brading

16 Sep 2014: Wall Browns at Walters Copse.

16 Sep 2014: Clouded Yellow @ Sandy Point

16 Sep 2014: New Forest Grayling

16 Sep 2014: Oxenbourne Down

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