Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
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.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
A naturalist who almost single-handedly saved a rare butterfly from extinction in Sussex, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his long-standing services to wildlife conservation.
Join the Cornwall Branch for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods near Townshend, south-east of Hayle. There will be a wide variety of Lepidoptera, but the target species will be Purple Hairstreak butterflies - bring binoculars!...
Join the Cornwall Branch for a beautiful walk along one of our National Trust butterfly transects. We hope to see a selection of butterfly species on the walk, which will be led by Sarah Stevens, National trust Ranger...
Join the Cornwall Branch on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard, as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling, Common Blue, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species...
Find our more about recording your Cornwall sightings
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 are listed on the events page, 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