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

I am delighted to let members know that we raised over 6,000 for our ambitious plan to re-introduce the Marsh Fritillary to its former stronghold sites in north-east Hampshire. The appeal has now closed but your generosity will help us to crack on with the next stage of the project with our partners at the Ministry of Defence Estates and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Thank you for your support.

Clive Wood, Vice Chair

December, 2015

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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10 Feb 2016: Survivors of the Storms

04 Feb 2016: Brimstone

28 Jan 2016: 2 Peacocks at Gosport

28 Jan 2016: Painted Lady seen today

20 Jan 2016: Brimstone on Portsdown

16 Jan 2016: Noar Hill Brown Hairstreak Egg-Hunt

13 Jan 2016: Brown Hairstreak Egg-Hunt

12 Jan 2016: Red Admiral at Brownwich

08 Jan 2016: Small White Larvae

28 Dec 2015: Brimstone seen

17 Dec 2015: Red Admiral Flying at Hilsea Station

09 Dec 2015: 1 male brimstone

09 Dec 2015: December Red Admirals

07 Dec 2015: Butterfly sightings

07 Dec 2015: Red Admiral at Stokes Bay,Gosport.

04 Dec 2015: Red Admiral at Gosport Golf Course.

02 Dec 2015: Peacock flying

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.

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