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Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Our County Recorder for butterflies, Cerin Poland, will be pleased to receive your records.

Read this factsheet on how to record your sightings.


You can download our Cornwall Butterfly Conservation Casual Recording Form

Or visit our Resources page where you will also find other useful items.


For details of where to send your Cornish moth records, please visit the Cornwall Moth Group web site.

More information on recording and monitoring can be found on our National website here.

Field trip and event recording guidelines on the procedure used by CBC can be found here.

Confused about the different recording schemes?

There are currently 4 different recording schemes in operation! A brief explanation below may help clarify some of the differences & reasons they exist.

County Recorder - These are records people send to the county recorder often using the casual recording sheet and comprise an individual’s recorded sightings.

Transects - These are records using official methods of regular monitoring for specific sites.

Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey - This scheme takes random 1km squares which are checked twice in the year, the aim being to get a general picture over the whole of Britain.

Timed Count - A species time limited count for the experienced observer.

If in doubt then please don’t be afraid to ask us!

Volunteers recording Marsh Fritillary larval webs on Bodmin Moor 2015.

Recording