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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  • 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

  • Titchmarsh: “Make a metre for pollinators”

    Alan Titchmarsh is calling on gardeners to make a metre for wildlife this summer by providing a refuge for struggling butterflies, moths and other pollinators.


  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Tuesday 17th July 2018, 11am

    Broadstreet Common, West Guildford

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Broadstreet Common; target: wood/grassland species. 

  • Surrey: Field Trip

    Thursday 19th July 2018, 11am

    Headley Heath, SE Of Leatherhead

    Join the Surrey Branch for a field trip to Headley Heath; target: Purple Emperor, Small Copper and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies.

  • 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... 

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