White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
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.
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
Join Richard from the Sussex Branch for a special walk to find the Brown Hairstreak on the best location for this butterfly in Sussex...
Join the Kent Branch on a field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in West Sussex.
All are welcome to join the Sussex Branch clearing Wall Cotoneaster to benefit the Small Blue, for as long or as short a time as you wish...
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!