Some of the UK's best-loved birds and butterflies could be wiped out as there is not enough habitat for them to cope with the effects of a warming climate.
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.
World-renowned butterfly scientist Dr Martin Warren has been awarded with an OBE for services to the environment.
BC is pleased to join Greener UK, a coalition of 13 organisations who have come together to make sure that the environment doesn't get forgotten about post-Brexit.
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...
Join the Cornwall Branch on a field trip to see the wild flowers and butterflies of Penhale, near Cubert...
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...
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!
The ‘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.
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
We 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