Surrey & SW London branch

Surrey BBC 2016

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.

Scroll images above to see Surrey's 42 species.
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Jul 15 Big Butterfly Count, to Aug 7
Jul 27 Pewley Down butterfly walk
12-2pm. Peter Curnock

Branch Events

Surrey: Wimbledon Common

Sunday 24th July 2016, 11am-3pm

Join the Surrey Branch on a walk on Wimbledon Common led by Malcolm Bridge. We hope to find Purple Hairstreak and grassland species. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Surrey: Great Train Journey East: Dorking-Betchworth

Tuesday 26th July 2016, 9.10am-4pm

Join the Surrey Branch for a 6km return walk led by Mike Weller. On last year's trip we saw 25 species of butterfly, including Chalkhill Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper and White-letter Hairstreak. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Surrey: Vale End, Albury

Saturday 30th July 2016, 10.30am-4pm

Join the Surrey Branch on a walk along the Tillingbourne Valley led by Mike Weller, where we hope to see Chalkhill Blue butterflies. This event is for members & guests only.

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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: please use iRecord

Jul 22: record 300 unique website visitors in last week

Jul 21, Headley Heath: 31 trippers, 24 species, incl 2 Purple Emperors in new master oak; see Surrey People;
scroll Twitter module below

Jul 19, Broadstreet Common: 4th annual field trip finally confirms Purple Emperor – fem in sallow

Jul 14: White-letter Hairstreak on Rosebay Willowherb. Jo Hurren; see Sightings

Jul 14, Ashtead: 19 trippers, 17 species, incl c20 Emperors in oak tops. FK

Jul 12, Sheepleas: 11 trippers, 14 species, incl 2 Emperors & fem SWF. FK

Jul 7, Epsom Common: 27 trippers, 15 species incl Purple Emperor;
see Surrey People

Jul 3, Bookham: 35 trippers, 13 species;
we missed Gordon Hay’s Purple Emperor

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    County Atlas

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    Larger Moths of Surrey
    Smaller Moths of Surrey