Surrey Skipper, Spring 2019
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First field trip
Apr, Thu 25: Ham Lands

Apr 1: Amazon Adventure, the story of Victorian explorer Henry Bates, comes to the Odeon BFI IMAX at Waterloo.
Committee member Clive Huggins was a consultant.

Mar 24: early Orange-tip. See Sightings


Mar 15 video: Brilliant Butterfly Banks
Lottery Dream Fund grants £890k
to partnership of BC, LWT & NHM,
focusing on chalk grassland
around Hutchinson's Bank.

Mar 1: RIP John Foulsham, generous host with Daphne of the Vale End field trips.

MarWCBS 2018 report

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Species to look out for


  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

  • Small Tortoiseshell crashes despite heatwave

    Numbers of one of the UK’s best known garden butterflies have plummeted this summer despite the record-breaking hot weather, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

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