Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Wimbledon Common; target: Purple Hairstreak butterflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count....
Species to look out for
Next three events
Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey East from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Betchworth; 6km return walk via Brockham & Box Hill; target: 25+ species. This is an opportunity to take part in Big Butterfly Count...
Vale End to Albury Downs, members & guests only; target: Chalk Hill Blue.
Julie Williams elected as Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive
Sir David Attenborough warns of a critical summer for butterflies
Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list
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Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from London (1980-94) branch. Membership reached 1,000 in 2014
Surrey reserve: Oaken Wood
Jul 26: Butterfly walks at
Horton CP BioBlitz
Jul 23: Moth field events updated
Jul 20, Headley Heath. 16 trippers on lucky streak: 22 species, incl Purple & White-letter Hairstreak (Frank Boxell)
See Surrey People
Jul 18, Broadstreet Common: Purple Emperor female in Oak for 2nd year running. Nigel Jackman
Jul 14–Aug 6: Big Butterfly Count
The Big Butterfly Count is also good for YOU, because 15 minutes spent watching butterflies in the summer sunshine is priceless; spending time with butterflies lifts the spirits and reinvigorates that sense of wonder in the natural world.
Sir David Attenborough
Jul 13, Ashtead: 19 species, 18 trippers. See Surrey People
Jun 27, Newlands Corner: 3 trippers & 13 species defy the forecast, including Dark Green Fritillaries. Richard Stephens
Jun 5: Surrey 2016 Annual Report
available to download
Mar 10, Spring Skipper online:
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