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

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.
The Sussex branch is run entirely by volunteers - people like you.

Thank you for visiting the Sussex branch of Butterfly Conservation. You might like to visit the sightings page where you can record any butterflies you've seen and look at what other enthusiasts have been spotting.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all group volunteering and events are cancelled. We thank you for your patience in this difficult time. Some individual recording is possible, following strict health and safety procedures.

If you have any queries or would like to get more involved in the branch please contact the committee.

Jess Price


22nd February, 2020

West Dean Woods Butterfly Transect Volunteer

We are looking for a dedicated person to help us continue a 40 year old butterfly survey at Sussex Wildlife Trust's West Dean Woods nature reserve near Singleton. The reserve is managed as a traditional woodland and has ancient hazel coppice stools intermingled with great old oak standards. The beautiful woodland glades are perfect for woodland butterflied such as Silver-washed fritillary and White admiral. Like all transects, ideally the survey is undertaken once a week from the beginning of April to the end of September as this produces the most valuable data. An experienced transect walker will be available to show you the route and help get you started, and butterfly identification training can also be provided if needed. West Dean Woods is in a remote rural location and therefore this position is most suited to someone who lives or works close to the nature reserve. For more information please see the volunteer description on the Sussex Wildlife Trust's website: https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/opportunities/290

Graffham Down Butterfly Transect Volunteer

The Graffham Down Trust is looking for a volunteer to join their team of transect walkers at Graffham Down nature reserve in West Sussex. The reserves are managed for butterflies and are home to a fantastic array of habitats and species. In 2019, Purple Emperor, Duke of Burgundy, Pearl bordered Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Dark-green Fritillary and White Admiral were all recorded. The local Transect Coordinator will be available to show you the route and support you in your endeavours. For more information on Graffham Down, please see the Trust's website: http://www.graffhamdowntrust.org.uk/home. If you are interested in the role please email Jess Price at chairsussexbc@outlook.com- who can pass your details onto the Graffham Down Trust.

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