More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Sussex Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The Sussex branch holds regular outdoor events across the county, plus an indoor AGM and a Spring Social. It manages the Butterfly Conservation reserve at Park Corner Heath where there are work parties, it advises landowners across the county how to conserve and protect butterflies and moths, and it collects and compiles records of butterflies in Sussex.
By being a member of Butterfly Conservation nationally you automatically become a member of the Sussex branch and receive our annual Sussex Butterfly Report and Sussex Branch Newsletter.
A striking continental butterfly has emerged on the South Coast in record numbers for the second time in three years...
Butterfly Conservation's Moth Conservation Officer, Tony Davis, has accidentally discovered a wasp species new to the UK!
Another opportunity to learn more about butterfly identification followed by a walk funded by the ARC Project as part of the “Butterflies of the ARC Project” events.
Join us at two Sussex Wildlife Trust heathland reserves to look for Silver-studded Blues.
Join us on a walk around Hollingbury Park to look for the White-Letter Hairstreak amongst Brighton’s national collection of Elms.