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Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment
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Recent sightings in Sussex

First sightings



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.

Please click on the button below to view the list of events for 2022. This will take you to the In Your Area section of the national Butterfly Conservation web site. View Events

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 Bee Lewis at events@sussex-butterflies.org.uk.

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

Please also check the website regularly for updates in relation to Covid-19 restrictions.

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.traveline.info 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!

Previous sightings:


First sightings - 2022


1st   Peacock*

1st   Red Admiral*

2nd   Small Tortoiseshell

13th Brimstone


28th Comma

28th Small White


10th Holly Blue*

17th Orange-tip*

18th Green-veined White*

19th Large Tortoiseshell

21st Clouded Yellow*

22nd Speckled Wood

24th Large White*


10th Dingy Skipper*

10th Grizzled Skipper

10th Small Copper

10th Painted Lady

13th Green Hairstreak

14th Small Heath*

14th Wall

20th Pearl-bordered Fritillary

20th Duke of Burgundy

21st Brown Argus*

24th Common Blue

26th Small Blue

30th Adonis Blue


14th Wood White

16th Small Pearl-bordered´┐ŻFritillary

16th Meadow Brown*

17th Large Skipper*

30th Dark Green Fritillary*


3rd   Silver-studded Blue

3rd   Black Hairstreak

9th   Marbled White

10th Small Skipper

11th Silver-washed Fritillary

11th White Admiral

13th Ringlet

15th White-letter Hairstreak

17th Purple Emperor*

19th Purple Hairstreak

21st Gatekeeper

22nd Essex Skipper

24th Chalk Hill Blue


2nd   Brown Hairstreak*

10th Grayling

15th Silver-spotted Skipper

19th Swallowtail

27th Long-tailed Blue

*National first

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