Welcome

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.

Take look at the incredible work being done by Butterfly Conservation Cornwall's dedicated volunteers to help reverse declines of some of the UK's rarest species of butterflies.


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Marbled White - Iain H Leach

Record your sightings

Our County Recorder for butterflies will be pleased to receive your records. Find out more about recording your Cornwall sightings.

Common Blue - Dave Green

Book a butterfly talk

We give butterfly talks to interested groups and organisations about various topics. Please contact us if you would like to book a talk.

Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Iain H Leach

Conservation projects

The ‘All the Moor Butterflies’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 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. 

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth - Iain Leach

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News

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has revealed.

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

  • Small Tortoiseshell crashes despite heatwave

    Numbers of one of the UK’s best known garden butterflies have plummeted this summer despite the record-breaking hot weather, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

Catch up on all our news

Events

  • Cornwall: Church Hay Work Party

    Tuesday 19th February 2019, 10.30am-3.30pm

    Church Hay Down, St Breward, Bodmin Moor

    Please join us to further increase suitable habitat for Marsh Fritillary and other wildlife.

  • Cornwall: Church Hay Work Party

    Friday 1st March 2019, 10.30am-3.30pm

    Church Hay Down, St Breward, Bodmin Moor

    Please join us to further increase suitable habitat for Marsh Fritillary.

See all our upcoming events

Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

Find out how to get involved.

Contact branch

  • Chairman:
    Philip Hambly. @email
  • Branch Contact:
    Alison Norris. @email