Surrey & SW London branch

Surrey banner

Species to look out for


Welcome to Surrey & SW London branch of Butterfly Conservation.

If you live in our area and join BC you automatically become a branch member.

Scroll images above to see Surrey's 42 species.
Click image to reveal full details


Oct 24
FSC BioBlitz
Juniper Hall, Mickleham
Nov 12
AGM & Members' Day

Next three events

Surrey: Brown Hairstreak Egg Hunt

Friday 25th November 2016, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join the Surrey Branch at Hutchinson's Bank (SE Croydon) on a Brown Hairstreak butterfly egg hunt, followed by a pub lunch...

Surrey: Brown Hairstreak Egg Hunt

Tuesday 29th November 2016, 10.30am-0.30pm

Join the Surrey Branch at Roundshaw Downs (Purley) on a Brown Hairstreak butterfly egg hunt, followed by a pub lunch...

View all


For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or App (smartphone/tablet)

Garden Butterfly Survey: online 2016
Big Butterfly Count
: Jul/Aug
Migrant Watch: Hummingbird Hawk-moth
Painted Lady (last invasion 2009)
Transects: weekly fixed route
WCBS: record for one hour, 4 times a year

Please see our Recording Guide

Our Branch

Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from London (1980-94) branch. Membership reached 1,000 in 2014

Benefits include
40+ field trips
New Members' Day
Members' Day: November
Skipper magazine: March & October

Surrey reserveOaken Wood



Surrey easyfundraising

Raise money for the branch when you shop online – at no extra cost.
Create an easyfundraising account
Nominate as your chosen charity:
Butterfly Conservation – Surrey & SW London branchThank you

Surrey News

First/notable records: see Sightings
General records: see iRecord

Oct 14: Autumn Skipper online: please click image to download

Oct 10: Big Butterfly Count results

Oct 10, Mon: BBC4, 21.00
Great Butterfly Adventure

Sep 30: dates for 3 winter egg hunts

Sep 27, NEW: Social Media page – guide to Surrey branch on Twitter & Facebook

Sep 22: Help is needed with Oaken Wood work parties, which will resume this winter. Please contact Bill Downey

Sep 15, Richmond Park:
156 Small Coppers, Nigel Jackman.
Denbies Hillside:11 trippers, 10 species.
See Surrey People

Sep 9: UKBMS 2015 Report published

  • Archive: older news

    County Atlas

    Surrey AtlasPublished 2013. £16 (+ p&p) from

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey