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.
One of South East England’s most threatened butterflies is set to receive a boost in its last remaining forest stronghold, thanks to a project to create and improve habitat and to investigate its sudden decline.
Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandlers Ford, Steve Brine, has ‘adopted’ one of Hampshire’s most threatened moths in a bid to boost its numbers.
Nature lovers across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be able to discover some of the UK’s rarest and most beautiful butterflies this summer, following the launch of a new guidebook - order your copy today!
Record your sightings
Find out more about butterfly recording in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch at this Natural England site which is a National Nature Reserve (NNR). We are aiming to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.
Join the Hants and Isle of Wight Branch on an old field trip favourite with good woodland and chalk downland flora. We hope to see early Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.
Join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch on their Magdalen Hill Down Reserve and enjoy the month's butterflies on a leisurely walk with friendly company.