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Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.
An ambitious project to reintroduce one of Britain’s most threatened butterflies to north Hampshire has hit a successful milestone with the release of larvae onto a site in the north of the county.
Friday 20th July 2018, 11.00am-13.30pm
Take part in a Big Butterfly Count at our Magdalen Hill Down reserve with the chance to see Dark Green Fritillaries and Chalk Hill Blue.
Saturday 21st July 2018, 14.00pm-16.30pm
Near Oliver's Battery, Winchester
Come do a Big Butterfly Count with the chance to see the rare Chalk Hill Blue.
Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Target species for the walk include: Purple Emperor, Purple Hairstreak, and Silver-washed Fritillary.
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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.