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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Branch AGM and Members' Day

Please click here for details of the Branch AGM and Members' Day.

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 Oct 2015: Brach AGM

09 Oct 2015: SpeckledWood(9) at Ann's Hill CemeteryGosport

08 Oct 2015: Silver Y Moth(5) at Gilkicker(north-west)

08 Oct 2015: Silver Y Moth at Gilkicker(south-west)

08 Oct 2015: Silver Y Moth at Gilkicker(south-east)

08 Oct 2015: Clouded Yellows at Fort Gilkicker

04 Oct 2015: Clouded Yellows at Fort Gilkicker

03 Oct 2015: White Admiral larva update

02 Oct 2015: Clouded Yellow at Browndon South

02 Oct 2015: Seafield Park, Hill Head & Old Winchester Hill

02 Oct 2015: Stockbridge Down

30 Sep 2015: Life's a Beach

29 Sep 2015: Clouded Yellow at Meon Shore.

29 Sep 2015: Clouded Yellow West of River Alver,Gosport.

29 Sep 2015: Red Admirals in Ann's Hill Cemetery.

29 Sep 2015: Walters Copse and Mottistone Down Isle of Wight

28 Sep 2015: Clouded Yellow at Fort Gilkicker.

28 Sep 2015: Large White in my Gosport garden.

28 Sep 2015: Courting Small Whites

28 Sep 2015: Clouded Beach

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