Butterfly Conservation
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
1982 - 2022

Reserves Overview

We have three reserves totalling 130 acres, Magdalen Hill Down & Yew Hill near Winchester & Bentley Station Meadow adjoining the Alice Holt Forest, near Farnham. They are open to the public all the year round, without charge. In any year between 30 and 40 of the county's forty-six butterfly species may be seen on these reserves & their sensitive management is recognised by Countryside Stewardship Agreements. All reserves have educational access agreements.  Visits are welcomed from other conservation bodies, photographic societies, U3A, WI's and children's groups like Brownies and Cubs. Please contact our Reserves Officer, whose details can be found on the Committee page.

If you would like to know more about the management of our reserves, then please contact our South Down Landscape Project Officer, Fiona Scully, whose details can be found on the Committee page. Fiona is employed to oversee policy regarding the management of our reserves and to ensure that they provide a suitable habitat for the conservation of butterflies and moths. From time to time she has announcements to make to the members of the branch and this web site is one of the suitable mediums to ensure that these quickly reach those with computers.

Reserves Updates

For a recent update (February 2021) on the Reserves click here.

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