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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. 


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Brimstone - Matt Berry

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Find out more about butterfly recording in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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News

  • Spot a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon

    Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help reveal if the UK is experiencing a once in a decade butterfly phenomenon.

  • Extinct butterfly breeds in English first

    A previously extinct butterfly has bred successfully in an English woodland for the first time in more than 40 years as part of the ambitious conservation project, Back from the Brink.

  • UK moths battling unfair reputation

    Around three quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed.

  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

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Events

  • Hampshire: Butterfly Day at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Friday 2nd August 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

    Jermyns Ln, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA

    Join the Branch in Romsey for a day of butterfly-themed activities and to take part in the Big Butterfly Count!

  • Isle Of Wight: Butterfly Walk and Big Butterfly Count on Arreton Down

    Sunday 4th August 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Arreton Down, Downend, Isle of Wight

    Join the Branch and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust on this guided walk on Arreton Down, where we hope to see plenty of butterflies and other wildlife.

    This is also a great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

  • Hampshire: Butterfly Walk and Big Butterfly Count

    Wednesday 7th August 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm

    Magdalen Hill Down Reserve near Winchester, SO211HE

    Join the Branch at BC's Magdalen Hill Down reserve near Winchester to look for summer butterflies and other wildlife.

    This is also a great opportunity to take part in the Big Butterfly Count.

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Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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Contact branch

  • Chair
    Clive Wood
  • Financial advisor
    Arthur Greenwood
  • Secretary
    Kate Barrett