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.

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Chalk Hill Blue - Peter Eeles

Sussex Butterfly Atlas

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. 

Brown Hairstreak - Iain H Leach

Sightings in Sussex

Send us your sightings and take a look at what has recently been seen in Sussex. 

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  • Sussex/Kent: High Weald Springtime Skippers

    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!

  • Sussex: Grayling Caterpillar Hunt

    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!

  • Sussex: Malling Down Magnificent Seven

    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!

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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.

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  • Chair
    Jess Price
  • Vice Chair
    Michael Blencowe

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