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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

  • The Year of the Painted Lady

    In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.

  • On the verge of something big

    UK wildlife charities have teamed up with England’s government advisor on natural environment to persuade local councils and landowners to help save our pollinators.

    At the first event of its kind, local authorities and other organisations will be asked to change the way they manage road verges, roundabouts and other valuable grassland habitats to benefit wildlife.

  • Mediterranean Blue Butterfly Invades Britain

    Climate change is causing a striking butterfly from southern Europe to appear in record-breaking numbers across the south of England, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

  • Winnie the Pooh takes part in the Big Butterfly Count

    Winnie the Pooh is encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by joining Butterfly Conservation’s Big Butterfly Count.

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Events

  • Magdalen Hill Down

    Monday 14th October

    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)

  • Bentley Station Meadows workparty

    Wednesday 16th October

    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.

  • Bentley Station Meadows workparty

    Wednesday 6th November

    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