Surrey & SW London branch

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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.
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Jul 15–Aug 7: Big Butterfly Count

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



Norbury Park

Thursday 26th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm

Mike Weller

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For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or App (smartphone/tablet), or email spreadsheet to Harry Clarke

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


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Surrey News

First/notable sightings are HERE
General records: please use iRecord

May 24, Pewley Down: 18 trippers, 14 species incl Small Blue. FK

May 23, Hutchinson's Bank: Glanville pair. Martin Wills

May 22, Denbies Hillside: 17 trippers, 12 species

May 20, Colley Hill: m & f Adonis Blue;
notable easterly sightings on iRecord
by Helen Middlemas

May 17, Brookwood Cemetery: 19 trippers, 6 species; cloudy day rescued by Grizzled Skipper. See Surrey People

May 15: Glanville ab. wittei. See Sightings

May 11, Hutchinson's Bank: 9 trippers, 5 species, 3 Glanville larvae

May 8, Oaken Wood:14 trippers;
year's 1st Wood White
— male on Bugle. Ken Elsom

May 5, Rewell Wood: 18 trippers, 7 species, incl 3 PBFs. FK

Apr 26: 1st Glanville pupa; likely emergence May 14. MW

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    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey