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.

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March of the micros

An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

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Cornwall: Golden Meadows Open Day

Saturday 30th June 2018: 11.00am

Join us to celebrate Butterfly Conservation's 50th Anniversary and Plantlife's National Meadows Day.

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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

NatureWatch on Bodmin's Butterflies

All the Moor Butterflies Conservation Officer, Simon Phelps, was interviewed by the NatureWatch Cornwall team over the summer about the project and the butterflies on Bodmin Moor.

Pearl-bordered FritillaryNatureWatch Cornwall is a project ran by EcoSoc, WildDocSoc & CLES, working with students from the University of Exeter and Falmouth University to create a series of short episodes focusing on Cornish wildlife.