Surrey & SW London branch

Colley Hill, Surrey

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.


For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or APP,
or email spreadsheet to Harry Clarke

Please see our recording pages

1 Recording Guide
2 Champions
: could you champion a square or species?
3 WCBS: record for just one hour, four times a year!
4 Transects
: spot the trends
5 Annual reports

Mar 2015: Planning transects on the North Downs west of Dorking: (L-R) John Curtin, Bill Downey, Amanda McCormick (NT Ranger), Phil Boys, Cathy Mead, Gail Jeffcoate


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Our branch

Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from the original London branch. Membership reached 1,000 in Oct 2014.

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

Surrey ReserveOaken Wood

Species to look out for (above)
Scroll photos to see Surrey's 41 regular butterflies. Click image to reveal full details, life cycle photos and video.

Websites from Sep 2014

Surrey easyfundraising

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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

Jul 17–Aug 9Big Butterfly Count

Jun 7, 12-2pm, Gilbert White Museum, Selborne: Matthew Oates launches
In Pursuit of Butterflies, a 50 year affair.
£15 ticket includes tea, talk & book-signing

May 24, Denbies: 26 members, 10 species & batch of 100+ Peacock eggs on nettle leaf (FK)

May 21, Brookwood Cemetery: 9 members, 11 species, incl Grizzled Skipper in three places, two Painted Ladies dashing north &
Green Hairstreak (FK)

May 13: Painted Lady at Sheepleas & Ewhurst - biggest invasion since 2009 is underway. Please report sightings to Migrant Watch

MayInsight into the lives of butterflies
Blog by Nick Broomer (Cranleigh)

May 12, Blatchford Down:
14 members, 11 species,
incl Brown Argus (David Hasell)

Brown Argus Surrey

MayUKBMS Spring Newsletter, including feature by Bill Downey

MayJul: Surrey Recorders' EVENTS.
Contact Harry Clarke if you can help

AprSep: our branch will be represented at these Surrey shows.
Phil Boys would appreciate any help

Apr: National AGM & Members' Day will be in SURREY, Sat 14 Nov, at the Cobham Hilton

Apr: many thanks to Malcolm Bridge, who has stepped down after 11 years as Oaken Wood manager

Mar: Dr Martin Warren, BC Chief Executive, booked as guest speaker for Surrey Members' Day, Sat 21 Nov

Branch magazine

County Atlas

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

Also available:
Larger Moths of Surrey
Smaller Moths of Surrey