Surrey & SW London branch

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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.
Click image to reveal full details.

Next three events

Surrey: Talk

Saturday 1st April 2017, 11.10am-11.40am

Surrey Branch's Bill Downey talks about "Brilliant Butterflies" at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford...

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 20th April 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Ham Lands; target: Brimstone, Peacock

Surrey: Field Trip

Thursday 27th April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Sheepleas; target: springā€ˆSkippers, Greenā€ˆHairstreak

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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



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Surrey News

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

Mar 13, Red Admiral migration study: please add all sightings to iRecord

Mar 13, Garden Moth Scheme: please register by Mar 27. See Surrey Moths

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

Mar 4: Gillian Elsom finds Brown Hairstreak eggs on Plum. More details HERE

Feb 20: UK Atlas 2010-14 now online

FebWork Parties for 2017

FebButterflies of London project extended to 2017

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