Purple Hairstreak (male/upperwing) by Jim Asher

Surrey and SW London Branch was created in 1995 from the London (1980-94) branch. Membership reached 1,000 in 2014
and 1,200 in 2017.

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Chalk Hill Blue - Peter Eeles


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Elephant Hawk-moth - Bob Eade

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Small Skipper - Heath McDonald

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  • Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’

    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • March of the micros

    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.

  • Extinct butterfly flies again

    The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence


  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 10:30am

    Chobham Common, Staple Hill car park

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Chobham Common; target: Grayling butterflies and Dragonflies. You could also take part in Big Butterfly Count... 

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Thursday 26th July 2018, 9.10am-4.00pm

    Great Train Journey East: Dorking Deepdene-Betchworth

    Join the Surrey Branch for a Great Train Journey East from Dorking Deepdene (NOT Main) to Betchworth; 6km return walk via Brockham & Box Hill; target: 25+ species. This is an opportunity to take part in Big Butterfly Count...

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Saturday 28th July 2018, 10.30am-4.00pm

    Vale End, Albury

    Vale End to Albury Downs, members & guests only; target: Chalk Hill Blue.

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Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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