Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and their habitats
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saving butterflies, moths and their habitats
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Welcome to the Sussex Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

This website began life in 2006, and now attracts 100s of visitors each day. Use the left-hand menu to:

  • visit our Sightings page, updated daily;
  • our Events page gives details of a wide range of events organized by the branch taking place throughout the summer;
  • check out the searchable photo galleries of all of Sussex's butterflies and over 500 moths in the Sussex Species section;
  • and find out where to go on our Sussex Sites section.

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. By being a member of Butterfly Conservation nationally you automatically become a member of the Sussex branch and receive our annual Sussex Butterfly Report and Sussex Branch Newsletter.

We share close links with the Sussex Moth Group, an independent group dedicated to the promotion of the study of moths in Sussex.

Sussex is a fantastic county for butterflies and moths - we hope that this website helps you find out more about them, and that you are inspired to help protect and save them too.  

Butterfly Conservation published a national Ten Year Forward Plan, called the 2020 Vision, in its Annual Review for 2010-2011. The Sussex Branch Committee has now written a 2020 Vision document of its own, which can be read here. This sets out how the Branch's activities fit in with the Strategic Aims of the national Plan and contribute to their achievement. It also gives members a clear picture of where the Committee is directing its efforts. Please send any comments to the Branch Chair, Nigel Symington at: nigel.symington@gmail.com

Please check out our new SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for sightings and photographs.

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Please remember, you can raise money for your favourite Butterfly Conservation Branch every time you shop online simply by clicking on the easyfundraising.org.uk logo first and selecting:
"Butterfly Conservation - Sussex Branch".



Updated daily, check our Sightings

page to see what has been seen in the county today.


Sussex Butterfly Atlas

Sussex Butterfly Atlas pages.



Gardening for Butterflies & Moths

Sussex Moth Group

Rother Woods Project

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Accident or incident Reporting:
If a reportable accident or incident occurs on a BC walk/event in Sussex please contact Jim Barrett.
Telephone 01424 773629
Mobile 07851 718289


Butterfly Conservation has been featured as a top scoring charity on the website www.intelligentgiving.com. The Top Rated status is only given to charities that receive a ‘quality of reporting’ score of 75 per cent or more in our in-depth analysis of annual reports. Scoring this highly indicates that BC is one of the most transparent in the country.

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