UK braced for influx of rare continental moths looking for ivy to feed upon
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.
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 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
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
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.
NatureWatch 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.