Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has been working for almost 60 years to protect local wildlife and inspire people to love and cherish it just as much as we do.

We look after over 50 nature reserves across the two counties and we also work with others to help increase the area of land managed with wildlife in mind.

We are passionate about connecting people to their local wildlife, whether that is the birds in their back garden, plants and insect life at a local greenspace or introducing them to our wonderful nature reserves.

Right now, nature is struggling and wildlife is being lost. We have a vision where more people are on nature’s side and where the habitats and species that call our county’s home are thriving!


“Providing food, water and shelter for birds in your back garden, balcony or even on a window feeder is so rewarding. Buying bird food through Vine House Farm also supports the wider work of the Trust, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you are benefitting wildlife far beyond your garden gate– it’s a win, win, win!”

- Steph Watson, Trust staff member

Income like this helps to ensure we can keep our nature reserves in the best possible condition for wildlife; in 2019 Farlington Marshes, near Portsmouth, saw numbers of lapwing, redshank and avocet at their highest for 20 years.

Funds also allow us to take on ambitious projects to improve conditions for wildlife and restore nature in the wider landscape. Over the past few years, we have been working together with the charity Butterfly Conservation, to reintroduce the marsh fritillary butterfly to its former haunts in north Hampshire.

It is only through the support of our members and donors that we are able to celebrate successes such as these, to continue to protect the wildlife and wild places of Hampshire


To learn more about Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, use the links below to visit their site:

Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Our members are vital to everything we do, and are the reason we are able to protect and restore local habitats


Discover the wildlife around you

Find out more about our nature reserves here


Leave a long-lasting legacy

Since 2017, gifts left to us in the Wills of local residents helped to secure three new sites for nature. Helping to build a wilder future for us all.


Donate to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Make a donation to our work to support local wildlife and wild places.


Looking to get your bird food supplies?

Browse our bird seed mixes and support the Wildlife Trusts with every purchase.

Bird Food

All the foods we supply from Vine House Farm are high quality and can be considered energy-rich.


Bird Feeders

We know, that it is not just the selection of food that is important in determining which species of bird you attract to your garden - it is also the type of feeder used.

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Advice Centre

Read our latest advice articles, giving you information on feeding, wildlife, habitats and more. As well as our latest news from the farm.