In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
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.
An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.
The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence
Join us at this event where we will teach you the skills to locate White-letter Hairstreaks on urban elms...
Find out about heathland butterflies and moths on this walk around these two special Sussex lowland heath nature reserve sites. Dogs welcome too!
Join us at this wildlife garden to count as many butterflies as we can find and to admire all the wildflowers and plants...
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!