The Sussex branch holds regular outdoor events across the county, plus an indoor AGM and a Spring Social. It manages the Butterfly Conservation reserve at Park Corner Heath where there are work parties, it advises landowners across the county how to conserve and protect butterflies and moths, and it collects and compiles records of butterflies in Sussex.
Species to look out for
Find out more
The Butterflies of Sussex; A Twenty-First Century Atlas, is a beautifully illustrated book covering 53 species and providing many insights into the sometimes dramatic changes in their fortunes.
Send us your sightings and take a look at what has recently been seen in Sussex.
Moths and butterflies amongst UK wildlife in decline, State of Nature 2023 report reveals.
Butterfly Conservation has recorded over 40 sightings of the rare Downland Plume moth in an area of the Chilterns in recent months.
New research shows neonicotinoid pesticides are threatening the UK’s wildlife, including butterflies and moths.
The Black-veined Moth has seen a bumper year in East Kent thanks to the restoration efforts of local famers.
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.