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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.
By being a member of Butterfly Conservation nationally you automatically become a member of the Sussex branch and receive our annual Sussex Butterfly Report and Sussex Branch Newsletter.
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Join this work party and help the Sussex Branch clear scrub at the site of one of our greatest conservation successes. Over a number of years we have worked with the Murray Downland Trust and created an ideal environment for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, whose numbers have multiplied manyfold as a result.
Join the Sussex Branch on a work party widening rides in woodland. This will get more light on the ground, encouraging a wider range of flora that will in turn support a wider range of fauna.
Volunteers are needed by the Sussex Branch throughout the autumn and winter months for habitat improvement at their Rowland Wood and Park Corner Heath reserves - come along for as much or as little of time as you wish.