Join the Surrey Branch on a walk on Wimbledon Common led by Malcolm Bridge. We hope to find Purple Hairstreak and grassland species. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Species to look out for
Welcome to Surrey & SW London branch of Butterfly Conservation.
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|Jul 15||Big Butterfly Count, to Aug 7|
|Jul 27||Pewley Down butterfly walk
12-2pm. Peter Curnock
Join the Surrey Branch for a 6km return walk led by Mike Weller. On last year's trip we saw 25 species of butterfly, including Chalkhill Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper and White-letter Hairstreak. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.
Join the Surrey Branch on a walk along the Tillingbourne Valley led by Mike Weller, where we hope to see Chalkhill Blue butterflies. This event is for members & guests only.
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
Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from London (1980-94) branch. Membership reached 1,000 in 2014
Surrey Reserve: Oaken Wood
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Jul 22: record 300 unique website visitors in last week
Jul 21, Headley Heath: 31 trippers, 24 species, incl 2 Purple Emperors in new master oak; see Surrey People;
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Jul 19, Broadstreet Common: 4th annual field trip finally confirms Purple Emperor – fem in sallow
Jul 14: White-letter Hairstreak on Rosebay Willowherb. Jo Hurren; see Sightings
Jul 14, Ashtead: 19 trippers, 17 species, incl c20 Emperors in oak tops. FK
Jul 12, Sheepleas: 11 trippers, 14 species, incl 2 Emperors & fem SWF. FK
Jul 7, Epsom Common: 27 trippers, 15 species incl Purple Emperor;
see Surrey People