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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Jan 16 − Mar 6: RHS Garden, Wisley
Butterflies In The Glasshouse
Branch stand: Feb 6-12
Feb 20: East Horsley
Surrey Recorders Meeting
Mar 5: Dorking
SE Regional Branch Meeting
Mar 19: Birmingham & Midland Institute
National Butterfly Recorders Meeting
Mar 19: Juniper Hall, Dorking
British Dragonfly Society Spring Meeting
Jun 9 – 11: Moth Night
Jul 15 – Aug 7: Big Butterfly Count
There are no events scheduled for the requested area. Field events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.
Please see our recording pages
Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from London (1980-94) branch. Membership reached 1,000 in Oct 2014.
Surrey Reserve: Oaken Wood
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Jan 31: Brown Hairstreak map further updated; thank you to those who have submitted egg records
Jan 29, Cranleigh: 9 hunters, 75 mins, 56 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 5.0 eggs per hour
Jan 13: Chief Exec Martin Warren to step down in Dec
Dec 17, Chipstead Downs: 15 hunters, 100 mins, 92 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 3.7 eggs per hour.
BH egg (left) contrasts with smooth/oval egg of Blue-bordered Carpet moth, which also lays on blackthorn.
Ken & Gillian Elsom
Dec 11, Priest Hill: 15 hunters, 75 mins, 58 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 3.1 eggs per hour
Dec 9: Sussex Long-tailed Blue video
Dec 1, Newdigate: 11 hunters, 90 mins, 114 Brown Hairstreak eggs (Ken Elsom);
success rate: 6.9 eggs per hour
Dec, Nick Broomer's blog:
Speckled Wood life cycle