Collector convicted of catching and killing the UK's rarest butterfly
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.
Butterflies in towns and cities declining faster than their countryside counterparts
New footage of some of Cornwall’s rarest butterflies has been released to celebrate the efforts of volunteers who are helping to reverse butterfly declines across the county...
You are warmly welcome to join the Cornwall Branch in opening “A box full of lepidoptera delights!” at our AGM in St. Erme Community Centre, Trispen. You don't need to be a member to attend - our event is open to all...
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...
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 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