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

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

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Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation volunteer opportunities 2020

Refer here for complete listing and updates of volunteer opportunities

Please visit regularly as information is added on a continuous basis. You may wish to add it to your favourites if you are a regular volunteer.


To secure a place on any of the events you must book in advance.

For most of our opportunities contact Jo Poland, our Volunteer Coordinator by email: jogreenp@gmail.com or by phone: 07800548832. If someone else is taking responsibility for an event, we have clearly indicated this in the text below and we would be grateful if you could make direct contact with them. We will always acknowledge your booking.

We car share wherever possible to be economical and to minimise our effect on the natural environment. Lifts for all of our events are available so let Jo know if you need help with transport. Travel expenses can be claimed. Download a claim form here.

Scrub bashing on the Mid Cornwall Moors - photo credit Max Thompson

Location & Date

Details

Cancelled

Practical conservation day

Carnkie, Near Redruth

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Friday 21/02/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

Come and get some winter exercise by helping us at this practical conservation day to further increase habitat for rare butterflies. We will be completing the scrub clearance work we started last Autumn on this Cornwall Council owned mining site. Tools and gloves are provided.

Cancelled

Practical conservation day

Carnkie, Near Redruth

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Saturday 22/02/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

Come and get some winter exercise by helping us at this practical conservation day to further increase habitat for rare butterflies. We will be completing the scrub clearance work we started last Autumn on this Cornwall Council owned mining site. Tools and gloves are provided.


Cancelled

Cornwall Garden Society's Spring Flower Show

Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge PL27 7JE

Saturday 04/04/20 & Sunday 05/04/20

9.30am - 5.30pm (show open 10am - 5pm)

Contact for this event:

Helen Barlow on 07305 052297 treasurer@cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk

Show gardens, botanical art exhibits, specialist nurseries and horticultural traders, arts and crafts, and local food. We will be in the "Growing the Future" marquee focusing on ways in which we can all protect and enhance our natural environment. Can you help us promote CBC by engaging children and families with free fun activities or at our stall providing membership, information and gifts? Volunteering sessions will be in 2 hour slots and you then get to explore the rest of the show!

Cancelled

CBC Butterfly Fair & Annual General Meeting 2020

St.Erme Community Centre, Trispen, Truro, TR4 9BD

Grid reference: SW843507

Saturday 25/04/20

10am - 4.30pm (set up 9am)

Our CBC AGM, where we need your help with all aspects of taking care of our members & supporters at this busy event. You will get Free Entry (including the legendary food!) if you can help us out on this important day. Our headline speaker this year is the talented Peter Eeles, author of the best selling book: 'Life cycles of British and Irish butterflies'

Cancelled

BioBlitz Tremough

University of Exeter Cwl/Penryn Campus TR10 9EZ

Saturday 02/05/20

10am - 4pm

This is a wonderful, student led annual event. We need help with our fundraising, running children's activities and also leading a butterfly & moth walk in the afternoon. We would like to have a rota of volunteers to cover this, with slots covering a two hour period. This means that you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the BioBlitz! If you can spare some time, we would love to hear from you.

Cancelled

Goss Moor butterflies & moths identification, training & team building day

ClayTAWC Centre 1 Fore St, St Dennis, PL26 8AF

Monday 04/05/20

9.30am - 4.30pm

Booking essential

Our new project starts with Natural England (NE) on the Goss Moor National Nature Reserve! Join our new team and get yourself free training on the butterflies & moths found in this part of Cornwall. Learn which butterflies are commonly found and also gain confidence in identifying the rare ones. You will receive training on recording & habitats and then in the afternoon go out onto the nature reserve and practice your learning.

Numbers are limited for this event, so please ensure that you book early.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Dingy and Grizzled Skipper butterfly search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Saturday 23/05/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day on the Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify the priority butterfly species Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper, their habitats and caterpillar food plants. Full training will be given and there will be a generous prize to anyone who spots a Grizzled Skipper!

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Dingy Skipper search day

Penhale MOD site, near Perranporth

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Friday 05/06/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day aiming to record and identify the priority butterfly species Dingy Skipper in the private Ministry of Defence site at Penhale. We will be working in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust colleagues.  Full training will be given and other interesting species will be seen.

Cancelled

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Thursday 11/06/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day on the Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify the priority butterfly species Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, its habitats and caterpillar food plant. Full training will be given, and you will learn how to complete a Timed Count recording form.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary butterfly search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Monday 15/06/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day on the Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify different life cycle stages of the priority species Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, their habitats and caterpillar food plants. Full training will be given and you will learn how to complete a habitat assessment recording form.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation Open Day

Lethytep, Penadlake, Lanreath PL13 2PG

Grid reference: SX175588

Saturday 04/07/20

9am start - event starts 11am

Volunteers are needed to assist with catering & stalls (sales, tombola and children's activities). Every volunteer gets free admission and free pasties and cakes! Come and help us raise funds for the conservation of Cornwall's rare butterflies & moths. We usually have over 150 visitors enjoying the wonderful wildlife areas with walks, lakes and wildflower meadows so please come and help!

Cancelled

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary butterfly search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Sunday 19/07/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day on the Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify different life cycle stages of the priority species Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary butterfly, their habitats and caterpillar foodplants. This day will also involve training on how to complete a habitat assessment recording form.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Grayling butterfly search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Tuesday 04/08/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day on the Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify the priority butterfly species Grayling, its habitats and food plants.

Full training will be given, and you will learn how to complete a Timed Count recording form.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary caterpillar search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Friday 21/08/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day day on Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify caterpillars of the Priority Species Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary and their habitats.

This day will also involve training on how to complete a habitat assessment recording form.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Two day Community Moth Event

Goss Moor NNR

Venue tbc

Friday 28/08/20 & Saturday 29/08/20

Details are still being confirmed for this event

Please put the dates into your diary!

This will be over two days during Moth Night, a national event. On the Friday evening, you will be able to see the moth traps being set up and then if you return on Saturday morning you will be able to see what has flown in during the night! This event will be suitable for all ages and we want to show the local community the importance of moths as significant pollinators in  the nature reserve.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Cancelled

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary caterpillar search day

Goss Moor NNR

Meeting point will be confirmed upon booking

Wednesday 02/09/20

10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential

A search day day on Goss Moor NNR aiming to record and identify caterpillars of the Priority Species Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Marsh Fritillary butterfly and their habitats.

This day will also involve training on how to complete a habitat assessment recording form.

This event is part of the NE Growing Goss Project

Due to Coronavirus precautions all volunteer events have been cancelled.