Surrey & SW London branch

Colley Hill, Surrey

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.


For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or APP,
or email spreadsheet to Harry Clarke

Please see our four recording pages

1 Recording Guide
2 Champions
: could you champion a square or species?
3 WCBS: record for just one hour, four times a year!
4 Transects

Mar 2015: Planning transects on the North Downs west of Dorking: (L-R) John Curtin, Bill Downey, Amanda McCormick (NT Ranger), Phil Boys, Cathy Mead, Gail Jeffcoate


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Our branch

Surrey & SW London branch was created in 1995 from the old London branch. Membership reached 1,000 in Oct 2014.

Benefits include
40+ field trips
New Members' Day
Members' Day: Dorking in November
Skipper magazine: March & October

Surrey ReserveOaken Wood

Species to look out for (above)
Scroll photos to see Surrey's 41 regular butterflies. Click image to reveal full details, life cycle photos and video.

Websites from Sep 2014

Surrey easyfundraising

Raise money for the branch when you shop online – at no extra cost.
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
See below for our Facebook page &
Twitter @BC_Surrey

Diana Gay Carr, 70, an active branch member for over 10 years, passed away on March 21 after a long illness.

April 30, 1pm, Putney Vale Crematorium.
Donations in Gay's memory can be made to Butterfly Conservation or the London Wetland Centre

Mon 27 Apr: Grizzled Skipper on Dandelion at Sheepleas. Hope it's still there for Tuesday's field trip. FK

Jul 17–Aug 9: Big Butterfly Count

Jun 7, 12-2pm, Gilbert White Museum, Selborne: Matthew Oates launches
In Pursuit of Butterflies, a 50 year affair. £15 ticket includes tea, talk & book-signing

MayJul: Surrey Recorders' EVENTS.
Contact Harry Clarke if you can help

AprSep: our branch will be represented at these Surrey shows.
Please contact Phil Boys if you can help

AprSilver-studded Blue & Grayling habitat destroyed in SU9254 & SU9255 by the fire started on Ash Ranges on Apr 15

Apr: National AGM & Members' Day will be in SURREY, Sat 14 Nov, at the Cobham Hilton

Apr: many thanks to Malcolm Bridge, who has stepped down after 11 years as Oaken Wood manager

Apr 79RSPB Pulborough Brooks:
Scarce (Yellow-legged) Tortoiseshell

Mar: UKBMS Summary of Changes - 2014 best year in 39 for Brimstone, Marbled White & Ringlet

Mar: Dr Martin Warren, BC Chief Executive, booked as guest speaker for Surrey Members' Day, Sat 21 Nov

Mar: WCBS 2014 report

Feb: BNM newsletter

Jan 1, Bookham Common: 20 Brown Hairstreak eggs found by eight recorders in two hours

Branch magazine

County Atlas

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

Also available:
Larger Moths of Surrey
Smaller Moths of Surrey