Surrey & SW London branch

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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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Next three events

Surrey: Brown Hairsteak Egg Hunt

Friday 9th December 2016, 10.30am-0.30pm

Join the Surrey Branch at Blindley Heath (NE Crawley) on a Brown Hairstreak butterfly egg hunt, followed by a pub lunch...

Surrey: Talk

Thursday 12th January 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm

Butterflies – the fun side: Francis Kelly, Rowhill Field Centre, Aldershot

Surrey: Butterfly Show

Saturday 14th January to Sunday 5th March 2017, 9.30am-5.15pm

Butterflies in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden, Wisley

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For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or App (smartphone/tablet)

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: see iRecord

Dec 6: successful work party at Oaken Wood. See Twitter photos below

Dec 2: Egg hunts updated

Nov 12: David Gardner (left),
retiring after eight years as Branch Chair,
receives a Brown Hairstreak print
from Malcolm Bridge. FK

More news from Members' Day 
Acting Chair Simon Saville
Quiz winner Peter Brown
Photo Show winner David Hasell
Wood White male on Greater Stitchwort, Oaken Wood. See FULL SHOW

Nov 6 NEW: Oaken Wood work parties

Nov 1: iRecord tops 4,000 annual Surrey butterflies for first time

Oct 23: Chipstead Downs Butterflies 2016

Oct 14: Autumn Skipper online: please click image to download

County Atlas

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

Also available:
Larger Moths of Surrey
Smaller Moths of Surrey