Butterfly Conservation: Company limited by guarantee, registered in England (2206468)

Registered Office: Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QP

Charity registered in England & Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268)

VAT No. 565 9070 16

Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Membership details and how to join Butterfly Conservation here!


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Twitter along with us..

We now have a twitter account along with our Facebook page.

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

Welcome to Cornwall Butterfly Conservation

Download our latest Newsletter

Latest News (older news here)

We offer talks to interested groups and organisations, covering various aspects of Cornwall’s butterflies and moths, including “Garden Butterflies” & “The Magic of Moths”. To book please contact our Press Officer, Roger Hooper.

Cornwall Branch Talks

Please report all your butterfly sightings to our county recorder Cerin Poland email link

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


iRecord Butterflies:

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

Get the app for your iPhone from iTunes

Get the app for your Android device from the Google Store

Smartphone App

Cornwall's Butterflies back from the brink from NINA CONSTABLE MEDIA.

What we do!

Watch our eye-catching video by Cornwall-based documentary-maker Nina Constable. If you love being in wonderful countryside with kindred spirits or are concerned about Cornwall’s wildlife, our video shows how you can make a difference. If you would like to help, please contact Jo Poland, Volunteer Coordinator, jogreenp@gmail.com or call on: 07800 548 832.

Annual Report 2019

Read all about the work of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation in the Chairman’s annual report for 2019.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation (CBC) is a branch of Butterfly Conservation, the national body committed to working towards “a world where butterflies and moths can thrive and can be enjoyed by everyone forever”.

CBC works with partners to realise that vision in Cornwall, through responsible research, species recording, fieldwork, habitat improvement and public engagement.

As well as drawing on the expertise of our members, as a branch of Butterfly Conservation we have access to the advice of some of the UK’s leading bioscientists. We promote the highest standards scientifically and ethically, for example in the exceptional instance of thoroughly researched and legally compliant collection, captive breeding and release of species into the wild.

CBC is its members and we have a lot of fun together observing, discovering and sharing knowledge about butterflies and moths and working as a team to improve their habitats in Cornwall. CBC welcomes new members and relies on the work of volunteers, drawn from its growing public membership. We also raise funds to employ professional contractors to help us to deliver some of our ambitious programmes.

This website provides further details of our work and the benefits of joining Cornwall Butterfly Conservation. The video at the foot of this page gives you a flavour of what we do. If you’d like further information, please click on the Contact tab for people who can help.

We hope you will join Cornwall’s winning team for butterflies and moths.


Following Government advice, Butterfly Conservation has instructed its branches to cancel all public events and meetings.

As far as recording butterflies and moths in the field is concerned, detailed advice is available here.

Please keep an eye on this website for updates in a rapidly changing situation. The safety and welfare of our volunteers and the public remain our overriding concern.

Butterflies of Cornwall: Atlas for the Twenty-first Century

In spring 2021, CBC will publish the lavishly illustrated Butterflies of Cornwall, the go-to book on butterfly population trends and distribution from Bude to Tresco. We are hard at work creating content, but in order to publish, we urgently need your help, please. To find out more about this ground-breaking publication and how you can be involved, please select the ‘Atlas’ tab at the top of this page or follow this link.

Spring 2020 Newsletter is here!

Check out our Butterfly Observer newsletter and find out the latest news, reports and articles. You can download the spring edition of our newsletter here.

CBC Newsletter Spring 2020.pdf