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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Marsh Fritillary appeal: last few days!

Members will be aware of our ambitious plan to re-introduce the Marsh Fritillary to its former stronghold sites in north-east Hampshire. We will close the appeal in early November and therefore only a few days remain to send in your contribution. Any sum, large or small, will be gratefully received and will help towards to the cost of rearing 20,000 Marsh Fritillary caterpillars or propagating thousands of Devil's-bit Scabious plants.

Please send your donation by post to:

Butterfly Conservation
Manor Yard
East Lulworth
BH20 5QP

or call Butterfly Conservation on 01929 406015 to donate by credit card.

Please make your payment to "Butterfly Conservation" but mark it for the Hampshire & IoW Marsh Fritillary appeal.

Thank you

Clive Wood, Vice Chair

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 branch is pleased to sponsor the excellent HantsMoths website.

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18 Nov 2015: Brimstone out

16 Nov 2015: 2 Small Whites in my Gosport garden.

16 Nov 2015: 2 Red admirals at Gosport Golf Course.

13 Nov 2015: Comma & Red Admiral at Ann's Hill Cemetery,Gosport.

11 Nov 2015: Painted lady

02 Nov 2015: Red Admiral in Alverstoke,Gosport.

01 Nov 2015: Red Admiral in my Gosport garden.

31 Oct 2015: Late Sightings

31 Oct 2015: Red Admiral north of Clanfield.

28 Oct 2015: Red Admirals & Speckled Wood at Ann's Hill Cemetery..

28 Oct 2015: Mating pair of Small Whites at The Sandhill,Gosport/

27 Oct 2015: Late Sightings

27 Oct 2015: Red Admirals,Comma & Speckled Wood at Ann's Hill Cemetery, Gosport.

26 Oct 2015: Late Sightings

25 Oct 2015: Clouded yellows & Small Coppers at Fort Gilkicker,Gosport.

25 Oct 2015: Red Admiral at Gosport Golf Course.

25 Oct 2015: Small Copper

23 Oct 2015: 2014 Annual Report

20 Oct 2015: Brimstones & Peacock at Botley Wood(north).

20 Oct 2015: Comma in my Gosport garden

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