Species to look out for
Welcome to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight branch.
A Hampshire wildlife reserve which once formed part of a WW1 army camp is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer!
Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?
One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat, a study has revealed.
Record your sightings
Find out more about butterfly recording in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch and the Hants & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for a visit to this SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)
Join the Hants & Isle of Wight Branch for a walk in this lovely part of Alice Holt Forest, stopping at several Purple Emperor 'assembly points' to see these wonderful butterflies battle for their territories.
Join the Hants & IOW Branch at their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve at one of the best times of the year to see the butterflies and the wildflowers, plus it's the launch of Big Butterfly Count - come and help us to count butterflies!