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.

Watch the video in full here 


View all Cornwall branch news stories


Cornwall: BioBlitz Tremough

Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am-4am

Join the Cornwall Branch at this Bioblitz where we will be fundraising, running children's activities and also leading a butterfly & moth walk in the afternoon..

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...

View all


Test thumb 1Find our more about recording your Cornwall sightings

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 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

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