May 28 Hutchinson's Bank 1st record
May 29+ Possibly 12+ individuals, seeming to emerge on site
Jun 5 Times front page, Guardian & BBC
Jun 6 Last record
See Hutchinson's Bank on Facebook
& Frank Gardner's podcast
FIELD TRIP UPDATES
Wed 21 Jun Newlands Corner: moved from Tue 20
Mon 3 Jul Knepp: Walkers’ car park - from A24 take Dial Post exit into Worthing Rd; NEW ENTRANCE is 100m on right.
Jun 29 Horsell Common
Jul 5 The Flashes, Frensham
Jul 13 Lightwater Country Park
Please email Bill Downey if you would like to take part
Simon Saville’s Bike for Butterflies 2023
Our Branch Chair is tackling a 2nd charity ride following 2021's Land's End to John O'Groats, which raised £30k+.
May 19 – Jun 11 Glasgow to Oban; Mull, Coll & Tiree; Caledonia Way to Inverness.
Seeking special species, including Chequered Skipper & Belted Beauty moth, and raising money for Butterfly Conservation
May 13 Unseasonal Silver-washed Fritillary fem, Chiddingfold SU981342, photographed by Bob Eade & Lisa Saw. Phantom of the Lepidoptera strikes again!
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|Big City Butterflies||2021-2024|
|Saving the Wood White||2019-2023|
Species to look out for
Black-veined White butterfly spotted in UK
Butterfly Conservation has received lots of fantastic messages from people who are seeing the extinct Black-veined White butterfly in south-east London.
Species on the Edge launches with the Small Blues at Logie Quarry
A new and exciting conservation project called Species on the Edge will launch at a free family fun day event hosted by Butterfly Conservation Scotland at Logie Quarry, near Tain, on Saturday 3 June.
Butterflies find safe haven in UK gardens, new research reveals
New research published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) reveals how the UK's gardens are acting as a safe haven for butterflies.
Europe's grassland butterflies in steep decline
A new report on the trends of grassland butterflies across Europe has shown numbers have declined by 36% over the last decade.
Surrey field trip: Tooting Common
Thursday 15th June 2023, 10:30am-1:00pm
Tooting SW16 1RR
Target: White-letter Hairstreak
Surrey field trip: Fairmile Common
Saturday 17th June 2023, 10:30am-1:00pm
Cobham KT11 1BG
Target: Silver-studded Blue
Surrey field trip: Box Hill 1
Sunday 18th June 2023, 11:00am-3:00pm
Dorking KT20 7LB
Target: Dark Green Fritillary
Volunteer with us
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.