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Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Latest figures on Cornwall’s butterflies


All these figures are compiled from actual counts on the transects that were walked in 2015 and 2016.

Below are the top 5 butterflies for increased percentage and the bottom 5 for decrease.

Of the 31 species that occurred in both years 15 went up and 16 went down and the total numbers increased by 7%.

Species

2016

2015

Increase

%Up

Brown Argus

21

4

17

425

Grayling

49

23

26

113

Orange Tip

156

83

73

88

Large White

1305

713

592

83

Red Admiral

777

442

335

76






Species

2016

2015

Decrease

%Down

Clouded Yellow

2

23

21

91

Small Skipper

122

352

230

65

Wall Brown

35

76

41

54

Brimstone

38

82

44

54

Peacock

338

553

215

39

Annual General Meeting 2017 - save the date!


You are warmly welcome to join us in opening “A box full of lepidoptera delights!” The AGM will be held on Saturday April 22nd from 10am to 4.30pm at St.Erme Community Centre, Trispen and you don't need to be a member to attend, our event is open to all. Apart from our now legendary food we have much to interest and intrigue. Get the full programme here.

New information available


Our Resources page now has a section providing some of the reports we create which you may find very interesting. Available for download, we will add to these over time building up useful information on the state of Cornwall’s butterflies.



2017 Field Trips announced!


Just what you’ve been waiting for - dates for your diary - put them in now so you don’t miss our field trips for the coming year! Many new locations and leaders to spark your interest. All are welcome and no charge made. See all the details on the Events page.

Wildlife Recorders Meeting and CISFBR AGM


SATURDAY 8th April 2017 – 9.30am to 3.30pm Fraddon Village Hall (SW910577), near Indian Queens, mid-Cornwall.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders (CISFBR) is holding a wildlife recorders meeting where there will be brief updates from various wildlife recording groups, or key wildlife recorders, who are active in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - followed by the CISFBR AGM. All welcome. For more details - contact Ian Bennallick (CISFBR Secretary) ianbennallick1@gmail.com

 

There will be tables for displays of your recording group activities or for you to bring books, old journals or things to sell, swap or give away. Please contact Ian Bennallick to reserve a table or would like to talk about your group or your recording activities in 2016. Bring packed lunch or refreshments to share. Fraddon Village Hall is at SW910577, close to junction off A30 south of Indian Queens. For map click here.

Extended SSSI sites for mid Cornwall


On 23rd February 2017 Natural England increased protection for rare birds and butterflies in mid Cornwall by extending SSSI sites based in part on data provided by Cornwall Butterfly Conservation. Read more here and see detailed maps here (scroll down the page).