May 28 Hutchinson's Bank 1st record
May 29+ Possibly 12+ individuals, seeming to emerge on site
Jun 5 Times front page, Guardian & BBC
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FIELD TRIP UPDATES
Thu 8 Jun Nonsuch Park: post code KT17 2DE (as in Skipper)
Wed 21 Jun Newlands Corner: moved from Tue 20
Mon 3 Jul Knepp: Walkers’ car park - from A24 take Dial Post exit into Worthing Rd; NEW ENTRANCE is 100m on right.
Jun 29 Horsell Common
Jul 5 The Flashes, Frensham
Jul 13 Lightwater Country Park
Please email Bill Downey if you would like to take part
Simon Saville’s Bike for Butterflies 2023
Our Branch Chair is tackling a 2nd charity ride following 2021's Land's End to John O'Groats, which raised £30k+.
May 19 – Jun 11 Glasgow to Oban; Mull, Coll & Tiree; Caledonia Way to Inverness.
Seeking special species, including Chequered Skipper & Belted Beauty moth, and raising money for Butterfly Conservation
May 13 Unseasonal Silver-washed Fritillary fem, Chiddingfold SU981342, photographed by Bob Eade & Lisa Saw. Phantom of the Lepidoptera strikes again!
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Species to look out for
Species on the Edge launches with the Small Blues at Logie Quarry
A new and exciting conservation project called Species on the Edge will launch at a free family fun day event hosted by Butterfly Conservation Scotland at Logie Quarry, near Tain, on Saturday 3 June.
Butterflies find safe haven in UK gardens, new research reveals
New research published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) reveals how the UK's gardens are acting as a safe haven for butterflies.
Europe's grassland butterflies in steep decline
A new report on the trends of grassland butterflies across Europe has shown numbers have declined by 36% over the last decade.
Coul Links - again!
If you have been following the saga of Coul Links in East Sutherland you will know that the original proposal for a golf course was turned down by the Scottish Government. In July last year another application was submitted. Here's an update on our objection.
Surrey field trip: Horton CP
Tuesday 6th June 2023, 10:00am-1:00pm
Epsom KT19 8PL
Target: Black Hairstreak
Surrey field trip: Merrow & Pewley Downs 1
Wednesday 7th June 2023, 11:00am-3:00pm
Merrow GU1 2QP
Target: Small Blue
Surrey field trip: Nonsuch Park
Thursday 8th June 2023, 10:30am-1:00pm
Cheam KT17 2DE
Target: Black Hairstreak
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.