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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The Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey needs help from Branch members.

Please go to the Members' Area 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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Hampshire Facebook page
Isle of Wight Facebook page

News

29 May 2016: Glanvilles mating

29 May 2016: Bentley Wood Reserve Field Trip

28 May 2016: Martin Down Field Trip

27 May 2016: Glanville fritillaries at Bonchurch

27 May 2016: Magdalen Hill Down

27 May 2016: Magdalen Hill Down........more pics

27 May 2016: Beacon Hill NNR

26 May 2016: We three Fritillaries of Orient are...

26 May 2016: Grizzled Skippers on Mottistone Common

24 May 2016: A Tale of Two Summers

24 May 2016: Another great day at Compton Farm

23 May 2016: More Butser

23 May 2016: Little Butser Hill, Pillow Mound, and West Butser Hill

22 May 2016: Small Blue at Ports Down, Portsmouth.

22 May 2016: Glanville Fritillary

20 May 2016: Yew Hill

20 May 2016: Yew Hill...more photos.

20 May 2016: CANCELLED FIELD TRIP TO MARTIN DOWN

19 May 2016: Havant Thicket

19 May 2016: Old Winchester Hill


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