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Welcome to Surrey & SW London branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Join BC, and you automatically become a branch member if you live in our area.

Scroll images above to see Surrey's 41 regular species.
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Next three events

Surrey: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 30th May 2017, 10.30am-1.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Clandon Wood Burial Reserve; target: Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Denbies Hillside; target: Adonis Blue

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

Garden Butterfly Survey
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



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Surrey News

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

May 22, Pewley Down: 22 trippers, 10 species, incl. Small Blue ab. caeca (spots absent). David Hasell

May 14, Oaken Wood: 18 trippers, 11 species, incl. Wood Whites aplenty

May 2, West Hanger: 13 trippers, 10 species, incl. Green Hairstreak. FK

Apr 26: Richmond Park on YouTube, with Sir David Attenborough

Apr 13: Moth events 2017

Apr 8Tribute to Stephen Jeffcoate,
by David Hanson. Funeral: Apr 28

Apr 3:
Stephen Jeffcoate, launch Chair of Surrey Branch 1995-97 and National Chair 1999-03, died suddenly on March 31, aged 77. We offer our condolences to Steve’s wife Gail and the rest of his family.

Mar 10, Spring Skipper online:
please click image to download

Feb 20: UK Atlas 2010-14 now online

Archive: older news

County Atlas

Surrey AtlasPublished 2013: £16 (+ £3 p&p)
from Branch Treasurer Peter Camber

Also available
Larger Moths of Surrey
Smaller Moths of Surrey