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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Mon, May 9: joint funeral of Phil Boys & his father, who died the same week.
13:15 Randalls Park Cemetery,
Randalls Road, Leatherhead KT22 0AG.
No flowers; donations in Phil's memory will be split between Radio Marsden &
Samson Centre for MS

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



Oaken Wood

Sunday 8th May 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm

Malcolm Bridge

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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


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Surrey News

First/notable sightings are HERE
General records: please use iRecord

May 1: Tuesday's trip to Rewell Wood POSTPONED to Thursday. FK

Apr 26: 1st Glanville pupa; likely emergence May 14. MW

Apr 26, new download:
Brown Hairstreak foodplants

Apr 21, Hutchinson’s Bank Cutting: 11 “wild” Glanville larvae basking & eating; “returned” larvae are 500m away. MW

Mar 19: 2015 UK transects summary: Small Copper's worst year on record

Mar 10: Glanville larvae on plantain in New Addington greenhouse. MW

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    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey