Cornwall branch

Cornwall branch

Species to look out for

Welcome

Welcome to the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation, dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats.

AdmiralCornwall 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.

News

Dr Martin Warren awarded OBE

World-renowned butterfly scientist Dr Martin Warren has been awarded with an OBE for services to the environment.

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Events

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 14th May 2017, 11am-3pm

Join the Cornwall Branch on this beautiful walk down to the De Lank river near St Breward, where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers...

Cornwall: Field Trip

Wednesday 17th May 2017: 10am

Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...

Cornwall: Field Trip

Sunday 28th May 2017: 11am

The Cornwall Branch has organised this field trip in partnership with the Natural England (NE) team on the Lizard. We will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly...

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Recording

Test thumb 1Find our more about recording your Cornwall sightings

Branch Photos

CommaPlease take a look at our Branch Photos to see what we've been up to. We run lots of events all year round!

Conservation Projects

Pearl-bordered FritillaryThe ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will help to restore and create habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, High Brown Fritillary, Heath Fritillary and Marsh Fritillary on some of the UK’s most famous moorland landscapes, including Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

Other species set to benefit included the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and the Narrow-bordered bee Hawk-moth.

Want to help? Details of conservation events throughout 2017 will be uploaded soon, but why not take a look at some of the other Branch events taking place across Cornwall to help butterflies and moths.

Book A Butterfly Talk

Clouded YellowWe give butterfly talks to interested groups and organisations about various topics including:

  • Butterfly declines and conservation work
  • Gardening for butterflies

Please contact Roger Hooper if you would like to book a talk