A once abundant butterfly, which has experienced a worrying drop in numbers across the UK, is making a recovery in Cornwall...
Species to look out for
Welcome to the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation, dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats.
Cornwall Butterfly Conservation is working to establish the present status of butterflies in Cornwall so we can tell which species are increasing or in decline.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Cornwall branch.
More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.
A bank in Truro is helping Butterfly Conservation (BC) raise money this Christmas to protect some of Cornwall’s rarest butterflies.
Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex, which is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.
Join the Cornwall Branch on a walk led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott. We will be looking for Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heaths and Dark Green Fritillaries. Six-belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found here, with the help of pheromone lures.
Join the Cornwall Branch of BC, the Friends of Luxulyan Valley and the Friends of Fowey Estuary for a joint walk in the valley and picnic in the paddocks.
Volunteer To Help Cornwall's Moths & Butterflies
Want to help butterflies and moths in Cornwall? Get volunteering!
The Cornwall Branch hold a number of events throughout the year at various sites across the county.
Take a look at these photos to see some of what we do - these were taken at our violet planting day with the Forestry Commission at Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin in March 2015.
Find our more about recording your Cornwall sightings
Please take a look at our Branch Photos to see what we've been up to. We run lots of events all year round!