Surrey & SW London branch

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Species to look out for

Welcome

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

See below for our Field Trips,
Facebook page &
Twitter @BC_Surrey

Diary

Jan 16 − Mar 6: RHS Garden, Wisley
Butterflies In The Glasshouse
Branch stand: Feb 6-12
Feb 20: East Horsley
Surrey Recorders Meeting
Mar 5: Dorking
SE Regional Branch Meeting
Mar 19: Birmingham & Midland Institute
National Butterfly Recorders Meeting
Mar 19: Juniper Hall, Dorking
British Dragonfly Society Spring Meeting
Jun 9 – 11: Moth Night
Jul 15 – Aug 7Big Butterfly Count

Events

There are no events scheduled for the requested area. Field events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.

Recording

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
3 WCBS
: 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
butterfly-conservation.org/surrey
butterfly-conservation.org/surreymoths


Surrey easyfundraising

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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 surreybranch@gmail.com
Please use iRecord for general records


Feb 6-12: Geoff Eaton & Clive Huggins thank those who volunteered on our stand at Butterflies in the Glasshouse RHS Garden, Wisley. See Surrey People


Jan 31: Brown Hairstreak map further updated; thank you to those who have submitted egg records


Jan 29, Cranleigh: 9 hunters, 75 mins, 56 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 5.0 eggs per hour


Jan 13: Chief Exec Martin Warren to step down in Dec


Jan 5Horton CP: 16 hunters, 90 mins, 83 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 3.5 eggs per hour.
See Surrey People


Jan 1, Bookham Common: 8 hunters, 77 mins, 15 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 1.5 eggs per hour


Dec 17, Chipstead Downs: 15 hunters, 100 mins, 92 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 3.7 eggs per hour.

BH egg (left) contrasts with smooth/oval egg of Blue-bordered Carpet moth, which also lays on blackthorn.
Ken & Gillian Elsom


Dec 15State of UK Butterflies 2015:
quinquennial report for 2010-14 finds
76% of species have declined in last 40yrs


Dec 15Regional Action plan updated:
Surrey Areas of Biodiversity Opportunity


Dec 11, Priest Hill: 15 hunters, 75 mins, 58 Brown Hairstreak eggs;
success rate: 3.1 eggs per hour


Dec 9Sussex Long-tailed Blue video


Dec 1, Newdigate: 11 hunters, 90 mins, 114 Brown Hairstreak eggs (Ken Elsom);
success rate: 6.9 eggs per hour


DecNick Broomer's blog:
Speckled Wood life cycle


  • Archive: older news

    Branch Magazine

    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey