Cornwall branch

Cornwall branch

Species to look out for

Welcome

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.

News

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

Banking On A Future For Butterflies

A bank in Truro is helping Butterfly Conservation (BC) raise money this Christmas to protect some of Cornwall’s rarest butterflies.

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Events

Cornwall: Chapel Porth Field Trip

Saturday 4th June 2016: 1.00pm

Join the Cornwall Branch in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular.

Cornwall: Greenscombe Woods Field Trip

Saturday 11th June 2016: 1.00pm

Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006.

Cornwall: Open Farm Day

Saturday 18th June 2016: 2.00pm

Philip (Chair of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes. There should be many mid-summer butterflies flying, and much more besides.

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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.

Recording

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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!