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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: Field Trip

Sunday 27th May 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

Surrey: Field Trip

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Surrey members are invited to Hampshire’s trips to BC’s Bentley Station Meadow reserve.

Surrey: Field Trip

Wednesday 30th May 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm

Join Surrey Branch for a field trip to Pewley Down; target: Small Blue

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National news

Calling all Nature Lovers and Gardeners in Surrey!

BC's Small Blue project aims to improve chalk downland habitats on the North Downs, mainly between Guildford and Dorking, for Britain’s smallest butterfly. Project Officer Fiona Haynes tells us more....

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

Please email Surrey branch with 1st/notable records for our Sightings page

See our Recording Guide for details of:

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

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

Epsom Common field trip, July:
SWITCHED to Wed 4th from Thu 5th

A lunch club in Sanderstead would like a butterfly talk. Please email surrey branch if you can help. 

May 22, Devil’s Punchbowl: 11 trippers; 20 Green Hairstreaks laying on Bird’s−foot trefoil. Gillian Elsom

May 19, Oaken Wood: 16 trippers, 11 species, incl four male Wood Whites in communal feast. FK

May 19Work Parties updated for June.
See Facebook Group:
Small Blues in Surrey

Mar 16Spring Skipper online.
Please click image to download

Field Trips extra4-page download

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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