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