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Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

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Welcome to the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation, dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and our environment.

Collecting, breeding and releasing butterflies: the view of Butterfly Conservation

Please read the Joint Statement issued by Butterfly Conservation and Cornwall Branch.

Welcome to Cornwall Butterfly Conservation

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Latest News (older news here)

We offer talks, to interested groups and organisations, about various aspects of Butterflies, Managing for Butterflies, Gardening for Butterflies. Please contact our Press Officer, Roger Hooper, to book. press@cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk

Cornwall Branch Talks

Please report all your butterfly sightings to our county recorder Dick Goodere email link

Also your moth sightings can be sent to our county recorder Leon Truscott email link


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Download Butterfly Conservation's FREE smartphone app for an easy way to record and submit data to the BNM scheme.

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Volunteers needed

Would you like to get more involved with Butterfly Conservation?

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of our volunteers: without them, nothing would happen! Whatever your age or experience, we have a large range of opportunities. There will be something to suit your skills and interests. We will give you full training and support you if you decide to join us and we guarantee that you will have fun! Click here for opportunities.

All the Moor Butterflies project success!

Some fantastic news to share with you, the butterfly and moth news we have all been waiting for has been confirmed. Thanks to more than £6,000 in donations from Butterfly Conservation supporters and a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Butterfly Conservation will be running a ground-breaking conservation project across some of the UK’s most famous moorland landscapes – Dartmoor, Exmoor and our very own Bodmin Moor!

Found a butterfly in your house?

Many people at this time of year come across a butterfly in their home or shed and don’t know what to do about it. Here is some useful information on why they are there and what to do with them.

Are moths on your radar?

Chasing the high fliers: Radar studies of migration in moths” is a seminar at Exeter University by Jason Chapman on 6 October 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00 at the Old Chapel Lecture Theatre. Please contact the University of Exeter if you wish to go. Details here.

For the next three years Butterfly Conservation will be working hard to boost numbers of High Brown, Heath, Marsh, Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies across the South West. The hard work and support of our volunteers has really helped make this project come about and crucially, enabled Bodmin Moor to be included, so we would like to offer a really heart felt thank you to everyone that has given their time freely to us.

We are looking forward to the project beginning in January 2017 and will keep you up to date with exactly how you can help us. For more details see the Press Release here.

Marsh Fritillary

Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia © CBC

Latest figures on Cornwall’s butterflies

A quick roundup of figures compiled from actual counts on the transects that were walked in 2015 and 2016. See here.

Part time volunteer coordinator contract for Cornwall

Butterfly Conservation are inviting tenders for a 30 day per year contract managing volunteers. This will be overseen and funded by Cornwall Butterfly Conservation over a 2 year period. Closing date Monday December 5th 2016. For further details please email Dick Goodere