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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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Sep 9
Mole Valley Butterflies
Leatherhead Institute
Gail Jeffcoate
Oct 25
FSC BioBlitz
Juniper Hall, Mickleham

Branch Events

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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

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

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Surrey News

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

Aug 29, BBC4 19.30 then iPlayer:
Born to be Wild – Butterflies, focus on amateur naturalists

Aug 27, Ash Ranges: 17 trippers, 7 butterflies, 7 odonata, 2 Nightjars
& Green Huntsman spider

Aug 24, Bookham: 27 trippers, 15 species, incl 5+ Brown Hairstreaks & male Brown Argus at tunnel. FK
See Surrey People

Aug 21, Denbies Hillside:16 trippers, 17 species, incl more Clouded Yellows

Aug 14, Box Hill:16 trippers, 21 species, incl Clouded Yellow. Richard Stephens

Aug 9, Brookwood Cemetery:
18 trippers, 17 species.
See Surrey People;
scroll Twitter & Facebook modules below

Aug 6, Gomshall Train Journey: 26 trippers, 25 species,
incl fresh Painted Ladies. FK

Aug 3, Reigate/Colley Hill:
14 trippers, 18 species;
scroll Twitter & Facebook modules below

Aug 1Moth field events updated

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    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey