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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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Oct 24
FSC BioBlitz
Juniper Hall, Mickleham
Nov 12 AGM & Members' Day


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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

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

Sep 22: Help is needed with Oaken Wood work parties, which will resume this winter. Please contact Bill Downey

Sep 15, Richmond Park:
156 Small Coppers. Nigel Jackman
Denbies Hillside:11 trippers, 10 species.
See Surrey People

Sep 9: UKBMS 2015 Report published

Sep 8, Priest Hill: 16 trippers,
6 species, incl 3 Brown Hairstreaks

Sep 6, Cranleigh: 9 trippers, 10 species, incl 3 Brown Hairstreaks (scroll Twitter module below), Clouded Yellow & smart Small Copper. FK

Sep 1, Pewley Down: 18 trippers, 14 species. 

Aug 30, Newdigate: 26 trippers, 12 species, incl 4+ Brown Hairstreaks & stream of Clouded Yellows.
Scroll Twitter module below 

Aug 29, BBC4 19.30 then iPlayer:
Born to be Wild – Butterflies, focus on amateur naturalists

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    County Atlas

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

    Also available:
    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey