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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.

Garden Tiger - Iain H Leach

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News

  • Dig It – Gardening tips for November

    As gardeners, we always tend to have one eye on the present, while looking forward to the future. It rarely stops, except in the depths of winter when everything that can be done, is done.

  • Scientists identify British butterflies most threatened by climate change

    Scientists have discovered why climate change may be contributing to the decline of some British butterflies and moths, such as Silver-studded Blue and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.

  • No place like home

    No place like home: species are on the move, but many have nowhere to go

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.

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Events

  • Magdalen Hill Down

    Monday 25th November

    Magdalen Hill Down East Entrance

    Practical conservation tasks to be carried out. Meet details: Magdalen Hill Down, East entrance: 10am - 4pm. Meet in the car park at the top of the track between the Stonemasons and Morn Hill Cemetery SO21 1HE (SU 512 295)

  • Yew Hill workparty

    Tuesday 3rd December

    Old Kennels Lane, Old Battery

    Practical conservation tasks to be carried out.

    Meet details:  10:00am at Old Kennels Lane at the junction between Port Lane and Millers Lane, Oliver’s Battery (Map ref: SU 451 629).

  • Bentley Station Meadows workparty

    Wednesday 4th December

    Bentley Station Meadows

    Practical conservation tasks to be carried out. Meet details: 

    10am - 3pm: Park in the pay & display Station car park, and walk across the railway track to the meadow, SU 792 432. Alternatively, park in the free Forestry Commission car park off Gravel Hill Road SU 802 433, and walk through the FC to the reserve.

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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