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.
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Jul 15 Big Butterfly Count, to Aug 7
Jul 27 Pewley Down butterfly walk
12-2pm. Peter Curnock

Branch Events

Surrey: Bookham Common

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to see Purple Emperor, Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral butterflies, led by Tony Hoare.

Surrey: Cucknells Wood

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join the Surrey Branch on a guided walk by Francis Kelly to see Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies.

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

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: please use iRecord

Jun 30: Whitmoor Common field trip CANCELLED — bad weather

Jun 29Moth field events updated

Jun 28, Albury Downs: 11 trippers, 13 species; Marbled Whites on every scabious. FK

Jun 10, Newdigate: Swallowtail!
See Sightings

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    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey