Surrey & SW London branch

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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.
Click image to reveal full details


Jan 16 − Mar 6: RHS Garden, Wisley
Butterflies In The Glasshouse
Jan 30: Birmingham & Midland Institute
National Moth Recorders Meeting
Feb 20: East Horsley
Surrey Recorders Meeting
Mar 5: Dorking
SE Regional Branch Meeting
Mar 19Birmingham & Midland Institute
National Butterfly Recorders Meeting

Field Trips

Newdigate Brickworks

Tuesday 1st December 2015, 10.30am-0.30pm

Brown Hairstreak egg hunt. Lunch: Six Bells, Newdigate. Bill Downey

Priest Hill

Friday 11th December 2015, 10.30am-0.30pm

Brown Hairstreak egg hunt. Lunch: Toby Carvery, 45 Cheam Road, East Ewell. Bill Downey

Chipstead Downs

Thursday 17th December 2015, 10.30am-0.30pm

Brown Hairstreak egg hunt. Lunch: Rambler’s Rest, Outwood Lane. Bill Downey

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For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or App (smartphone/tablet), or email spreadsheet to Harry Clarke

Painted Lady (last invasion 2009) & Hummingbird Hawk-moth: please record at Migrant Watch

Please see our recording pages

1 Recording Guide
2 Transects: weekly fixed route
: record for just one hour, four times a year!
4 Champions: could you champion a square or species?

Our Branch

Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from London (1980-94) branch. Membership reached 1,000 in Oct 2014.

Benefits include
40+ field trips
New Members' Day
Members' Day: November, Dorking
Skipper magazine: March & October

Surrey ReserveOaken Wood

Websites from Sep 2014

Surrey easyfundraising

Raise money for the branch when you shop online – at no extra cost.
1 Create an easyfundraising account
2 Nominate as your chosen charity: Butterfly Conservation – Surrey & SW London branchThank you

Surrey News

Please email notable sightings, photos or other news to
See below for our Facebook page
Twitter @BC_Surrey

Nov 24: Twitter @BC_Surrey has 395 followers. Who will be number 400? 

Nov 23: Photos added to
Members' Day & Surrey People

Nov 22Regional Action Plan update

Nov 21: Gillian Elsom wins AGM Photo Show. Full details HERE

Nov 20: three Brown Hairstreak egg hunts for December. See Field Trips module

Nov 16UKBMS 2014 report

Nov: Surrey branch earns £850, Aug-Oct
Community Matters scheme, John Lewis, Purley Way, Croydon. Sophie Pettit

NovNick Broomer's blog: Clouded Yellow


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    Branch Magazine

    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey