Gardeners are being urged to keep their eye out for a potential butterfly bonanza this autumn
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.
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
Join the the Cornwall Branch with the Gaia Trust searching for Marsh Fritillary caterpillars on Bodmin Moor...
The Cornwall Branch will be attending the wonderful Apple Day near Camborne again with our sales stall and also an exhibition of live moths and caterpillars to enthrall the public. We will be running some exciting children's activities. Can you help us?
Join the All the Moor Butterflies project to help increase and improve habitat for rare fritillary butterflies on Bodmin Moor.
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.