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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.
A project to protect the south west’s threatened moorland butterflies has received nearly £23,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Join the Tamar Valley AONB team and Butterfly Conservation for a Bee & Butterfly Day at Greenscombe Wood, Luckett.
Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch on a delightful walk through this sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle. We'll be looking for Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue butterflies.
Join moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder, Leon Truscott, on this walk to find Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heath and Dark Green Fritillary butterflies. Six-belted and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found at this site.
Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch in searching for butterflies like the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver-studded Blue on this beautiful SSSI and National trust Reserve.
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