Butterfly Conservation
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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.

Sussex Branch AGM 2020 - click here for details


Butterfly Conservation - Sussex Branch
Annual General Meeting

Due to the national restrictions, the Branch will be holding a virtual AGM this year on
Thursday 26th November 7pm - 9pm.

Click here to Register online to attend the AGM.

This is a new experience for the Branch, however, we hope to offer the following programme on the night:

  • 7pm - Welcome and housekeeping
  • 7.15 - AGM (see notice below)
  • 7.40 - Talk from Fiona Haynes on the Saving the Wood White in the South East project
  • 8.10 - Exciting video from Dan Danahar on his work with Corfu Butterfly Conservation
  • 8.25 - Michael Blencowe will end the AGM with an illustrated look back over the past ten years of Butterfly Conservation in Sussex
  • 8.55 - Thank you and end at 9pm
The official AGM notice is in the Autumn Newsletter. Members should be receiving this imminently, we apologise for the delay. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the next Annual General Meeting of the members of the Butterfly Conservation Sussex Branch will be held online on 26th November 2020, at the hour of 7pm precisely, to transact the following business:
  1. To approve the minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (as recorded in the Autumn Newsletter)
  2. Matters arising
  3. To approve the Committee’s Annual Report for 2019 - 2020 (see pages 4 - 10 of the Autumn Newsletter)
  4. To note the Accounts for 2019 - 2020 (as recorded in the Autumn Newsletter)
  5. To re-elect those existing members of the Committee who have served for three years since their last election, as required by the Branch rules
  6. Bob Foreman and David Cook will stand down and have offered themselves for re-election
  7. To re-elect one-third of our Post-Holders, as required by the Branch rules
  8. To elect any new members to the committee
  9. Julia Lowson Smith will be elected at Transect Coordinator
  10. Sue Peters will be elected to the Post Holder position of Branch Contact
  11. To transact any other business.

AGM - Thursday 26th November

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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