Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Sussex Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The Sussex branch holds regular outdoor events across the county, plus an indoor AGM and a Spring Social. It manages the Butterfly Conservation reserve at Park Corner Heath where there are work parties, it advises landowners across the county how to conserve and protect butterflies and moths, and it collects and compiles records of butterflies in Sussex.
Gardeners are being asked to help the UK’s beleaguered butterflies, bees and moths by making their county the most pollinator-friendly in the UK.
Nature lovers in Sussex will be able to discover some of the UK’s rarest and most spectacular butterflies this summer, following the launch of a new butterfly atlas.
Join Jamie Burston from the Sussex Branch on this city walk looking for White-letter Hairstreak butterflies around the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...
Join Neil from the Sussex Branch at Eartham Wood near Chichester and find out about the Purple Emperor butterfly on this afternoon walk. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...
This event is for new-ish members of BC living in north-west Sussex and is suitable for members who want to improve their butterfly ID skills and learn more about butterflies in Sussex! We will be visiting the Warnham butterfly reserve where 34 species have been...
Sussex Butterfly Atlas - Get Your Copy Now
The Butterflies of Sussex; A Twenty-First Century Atlas, is a beautifully illustrated book covering 53 species and providing many insights into the sometimes dramatic changes in their fortunes.
This is the first publication in over twenty years to identify the region’s key species and the best places to see them, including tips on searching out exotic overseas visitors like the Long-tailed Blue or Continental Swallowtail!