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
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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.
Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.
In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.
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.
The Chequered Skipper has been returned to England after 40 year absence
Saturday 25th August 2018, 10am-12.30pm
Steyning, West Sussex
Join us on this search for the Brown Hairstreak butterfly and other common species associated with Chalk Grassland...
Sunday 26th August 2018: 11am
Steyning, West Sussex
Join the Kent Branch on a field trip to see the Brown Hairstreak butterfly in West Sussex.
Saturday 17th November 2018, 1.30pm-5pm
Cyprus Hall, Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Join us for our Annual General Meeting with tea and cakes and talks after the AGM. More details to follow shortly...
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.