Cornwall branch

Cornwall branch

Species to look out for


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.


B&Q boost for butterflies

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is pleased to announce a new partnership with B&Q to encourage customers to take action to help butterflies and other pollinators.

Rise Of the Gatekeeper

A once abundant butterfly, which has experienced a worrying drop in numbers across the UK, is making a recovery in Cornwall...

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Cornwall: Work Party

Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10.30am-4pm

A burning day: if fires are your thing, join the Cornwall Branch for a big one! We will be burning the scrub from the previous scrub bashing sessions, where we have created suitable habitat for the endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly. There will be jobs suitable for everyone, lifts are available from West and Mid Cornwall, and travel expenses can be claimed. Booking essential.

Cornwall: Apple Day, Kehelland Trust

Saturday 8th October 2016

Following the extraordinary success of the Cornwall Branch stall at this lovely countryside event last year, we hope to have another stall this time. If you would like to help, please put this date in your diary.

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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.


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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!