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.


Butterfly Walk near Looe Bay

Saturday 25th April 2015: 10.30am

A visit to the Millendreath to Seaton coastal footpath to search for Britain’s earliest flying Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies in this unique habitat.

Butterfly Field Trip at Kilkhampton Common

Saturday 16th May 2015: 11.00am

Join Butterfly Conservation's Cornwall Branch at this new site to our field trip programme, where 21 species of butterfly were recorded in 2014.

Marsh Fritillary Day At The Lizard

Sunday 24th May 2015: 11.00am

Join the Cornwall Branch on this guided walk on the Lizard searching for newly emerged Marsh Fritillary butterflies.

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Protecting Cornwall’s Butterflies

Wildlife lovers are being invited to Truro this weekend to learn about the butterflies and moths living in their own back gardens and pick up tips about what they can do to help them thrive.

Pollinators Pushed Up The Agenda

Butterfly Conservation welcomes the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy. The newly published document is a clear steer from Government that the declines in bees and wild pollinators including butterflies and moths are being taken seriously.

Horror Moth Ghosts In For Halloween

The UK’s scariest moth caused pandemonium in a suburban street after appearing unexpectedly in a back garden, just days before Halloween.

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2015 Branch AGM

We are delighted to invite you to the Cornwall Butterfly Conservation AGM/Conference!

Join the Cornwall Branch at their Annual General Meeting. Nationally renowned moth expert, Paul Waring, will be the Key Speaker at the event.

Saturday 7th March 2015 10am to 4.30pm

St. Erme Community Centre,

Castle Field, Trispen,

Near Truro,


For more information, please take a look at our Event Programme


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