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Welcome to Surrey & SW London branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Join BC, and you automatically become a branch member if you live in our area.

Scroll images above to see Surrey's 41 regular species.
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Next three events

Surrey: Work Party

Thursday 1st February 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm

Join Surrey Branch at our Oaken Wood reserve

Surrey: Action Day

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm

Join Surrey Branch at Barnes Common for the national "Conservation Day of Action"

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National news

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For general records, please use iRecord, via computer or App (smartphone/tablet)

Garden Butterfly Survey
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
& 1,200 in 2017

Benefits include
40+ field trips
New Members' Day
Members' Day: November
Skipper magazine: March & October

Surrey reserveOaken Wood



First/notable records
Sightings Page
General records

Feb 3–9: Surrey branch represented at RHS Wisley's
Butterflies in the Glasshouse

Jan: Saving the Large Blue
Radio drama on BBC iPlayer to Jan 27

Jan 7Work Parties updated

Nov 28: Gatwick hunt delivers Hairstreak eggs Brown & Purple (below, on Oak bud).
Gillian Elsom. see Surrey People

Nov 27: Congratulations to Members' Day winners Malcolm Bridge (Quiz)
Gary Margetts (Photo: melanistic fem DG Fritillary & mate). Full results HERE.

Malcolm Bridge presentation:
see Surrey People

Oct 13: Surrey Skipper online.
Please click image to download

Jun 5: Surrey 2016 Annual Report 

Archive: older news

County Atlas

Surrey AtlasPublished 2013: £16 (+ £3 p&p)
from Branch Treasurer Peter Camber

Also available
Larger Moths of Surrey
Smaller Moths of Surrey


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