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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19 Jan 2015: Hampshire & IoW Moth Conference

15 Jan 2015: Red Admiral(442) in Gosport in 2014.

11 Jan 2015: Volunteers for Butterfly House

08 Jan 2015: Small Tortoiseshell

06 Jan 2015: Red Admiral

01 Jan 2015: Egg Hunt

30 Dec 2014: Red Admiral caught by Pied Wagtail in Gosport..

25 Dec 2014: Christmas Red Admiral

24 Dec 2014: Red Admiral in Gosport on Christmas Eve

23 Dec 2014: Red Admiral in a Gosport garden.

19 Dec 2014: Red Admiral out and about.

13 Dec 2014: Winter Red Admirals showing well in Hedge End

13 Dec 2014: A further butterfly sighting.

08 Dec 2014: Red Admiral(2) in Gosport.

08 Dec 2014: A Winter Admiral!

30 Nov 2014: Red Admiral at Stokes Bay,Gosport.

30 Nov 2014: Alresford 29 November

29 Nov 2014: Red Admiral at Stubbington,Fareham.

29 Nov 2014: Five Species

29 Nov 2014: Red Admiral & Peacock at Gosport.

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