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.
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.
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A BC member, who is also a Life Sciences technician at the University of Sussex, has led efforts to successfully save the eggs of an elusive butterfly species before a disease-stricken Elm tree was felled on campus.
Saturday 11th May 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
Hargate Forest, Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5NY
Join the Sussex Branch on this leisurely walk through a lovely forest near the Kent border. We hope to encounter a good range of springtime butterfly species - families and dogs on leads welcome!
Friday 17th May 2019, 9:00am-11:30am
Deep Dene, Wilmington, East Sussex BN26 5SQ
We're planning an extensive study of Deep Dene to find out why the Grayling butterfly has hung on here and nowhere else - we need volunteers to help us look for Grayling caterpillars today - can you help? Children and dogs welcome!
Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm
Malling Down, Lewes, BN7 2RJ
Join the Sussex Branch for a chance to spot the Adonis Blue, Wall Brown, Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper and Small Heath butterflies! Two walks will be taking place today - you are welcome to come on one, or both!
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.