Butterfly Conservation
saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment


In the light of Government advice, Butterfly Conservation - Sussex has decided to cancel all events and conservation work parties for the foreseeable future.

We will of course review the situation if advice changes, however this decision is being made to protect people and as a community we need to ensure that we are all doing everything possible in these extraordinary times.

Jess Price, Chair

Our events are a great way to see butterflies, learn about them, and visit some wonderful places and see many different habitats across Sussex. >We've got another excellent selection of butterfly field events lined up for you this year, all run by volunteers who are passionate about the wonderful butterflies that Sussex has to offer.

Most of our events are free and open to all, although there is a suggested donation of £2 to help us with our work if you are not a member of Butterfly Conservation. Please check the details carefully as some events are exclusively for members or require pre-booking. For further information, please contact Helen Corrigan at events@sussex-butterflies.org.uk.

Please wear stout footwear to outdoor events and appropriate clothes for the weather conditions.

Dogs allowed but must be kept on a lead - Events that are suitable for children, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs allowed but must be kept on a lead - Events that are suitable to bring dogs along to, but they must be on a lead.

Transport: If you need or can offer a lift to any of our events please email the field trip organiser who will attempt to put you in touch with each other to reduce our carbon footprint! Public transport may be available to some events – try www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk for information.

Future field trips: If you have any ideas for future trips or would like to lead one to your favourite site the field trip organiser would like to hear from you!

Past Events

Sunday, 29th March 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

All or nothing! The UK's earliest Grizzled Skipper

Suitable for:  Suitable for children Suitable for dogs

Leader: Chris Corrigan 07982 606661 chriscorrigan9@gmail.com

Location: Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea

Grid Reference: TQ 2116 0745

Distance: Short - 1.5 km amble

Meeting place: Mill Hill Upper Car Park

Terrain: Chalk grassland site with rough paths and a very steep slope.

Target species: Grizzled Skipper, early Spring butterflies

Mill Hill is a wonderful site for butterflies and for the past three years has been the place where the UK's first Grizzled Skippers have emerged! So this could be a recording-breaking start to the BC Sussex event season. If not, it will be an opportunity to visit this lovely site and look out for other spring butterflies or just have a nice amble outdoors!

No butterfly experience necessary so beginners and families will be particularly welcome. Please feel free to bring well-behaved dogs on leads. Stout footwear needed for the steep slope and rough terrain. Public transport access is possible. The site is a 30 minute walk from Shoreham-by-Sea train station. Alternatively the no.2 Brighton & Hove bus service or 700 Stagecoach coastliner stop in Shoreham.

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