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Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation volunteer opportunities 2019

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

Marsh Fritillary larval web search day

Natural England, Goss Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking

Saturday 31/08/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Working again on the Goss Moor NNR in partnership with Natural England we will be searching for the caterpillars of the endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Please come and join us, especially if you live nearby as we would like to form a local team for this area. Full training will be given on the day and be prepared for some tussocky and wet terrain.

Marsh Fritillary larval web search day

Natural England, Goss Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking

Tuesday 03/09/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Working again on the Goss Moor NNR in partnership with Natural England we will be searching for the caterpillars of the endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly. Please come and join us, especially if you live nearby as we would like to form a local team for this area. Full training will be given on the day and be prepared for some tussocky and wet terrain.


Marsh Fritillary larval web search day

Natural England, High Bochym Rural Workshops

Cury Cross Lanes, Helston, TR12 7AZ

Thursday 05/09/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Working on the Lizard NNR with Natural England, National Trust and Cornwall Wildlife Trust we will be searching for the caterpillars of the endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly. We will be visiting a number of different sites over the day. Please come and join us, especially if you live nearby as we want to involve people from the local community as much as possible. Full training will be given on the day and be prepared for some tussocky and wet terrain.

Marsh Fritillary larval web search day

Natural England, High Bochym Rural Workshops

Cury Cross Lanes, Helston, TR12 7AZ

Tuesday 10/09/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Working on the Lizard NNR with Natural England, National Trust and Cornwall Wildlife Trust we will be searching for the caterpillars of the endangered Marsh Fritillary butterfly. We will be visiting a number of different sites over the day. Please come and join us, especially if you live nearby as we want to involve people from the local community as much as possible. Full training will be given on the day and be prepared for some tussocky and wet terrain.

CANCELLED due to illness

Marsh Fritillary larval web search day

Bodmin Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Saturday 14/09/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Please join us in some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting on Bodmin Moor. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work but the terrain can be challenging, so you will need to wear wellies and use a walking pole!

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Marsh Fritillary larval web search day

Bodmin Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Thursday 19/09/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Please join us in some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting on Bodmin Moor. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work but the terrain can be challenging, so you will need to wear wellies and use a walking pole!

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Practical conservation day

Mid or West Cornwall

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Saturday 05/10/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Please come and help us at this practical conservation day to further increase habitat for rare butterflies. We will be working on a Cornwall Council owned mining site cutting scrub and there will be a fire. We will provide the tools and gloves, and it's good fun and great exercise!

Kehelland Apple Day

The Kehelland Trust, Kehelland, Camborne TR14 0DD

Saturday 12/10/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

For this event ONLY, please book with Kathy Wood,  membership@cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk

Come and help us run our education, publicity, recruiting and fundraising stall at this lovely countryside event. We hope to have live moths and caterpillars, educational leaflets, interesting butterfly-related items for sale and activities for children. Nobody is expected to be there all day, we work in shifts so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the event.

Practical conservation day

Mid or West Cornwall

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Thursday 17/10/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Please come and help us at this practical conservation day to further increase habitat for rare butterflies. We will be working on a Cornwall Council owned mining site cutting scrub and there will be a fire. We will provide the tools and gloves, and it's good fun and great exercise!

Practical conservation day

Bodmin Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Saturday 02/11/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Your help is needed to further increase habitat for rare fritillaries. We will be out on the moor, cutting scrub and there will be a fire. We will provide the tools and gloves, and we also guarantee good fun and great exercise!

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'All the Moor Butterflies' project

Practical conservation day

Mid or West Cornwall

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Monday 04/11/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Please come and help us at this practical conservation day to further increase habitat for rare butterflies. We will be working on a Cornwall Council owned mining site cutting scrub and there will be a fire. We will provide the tools and gloves, and it's good fun and great exercise!

Practical conservation day

Bodmin Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Tuesday 12/11/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Your help is needed to further increase habitat for rare fritillaries. We will be out on the moor, cutting scrub and there will be a fire. We will provide the tools and gloves, and we also guarantee good fun and great exercise!

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'All the Moor Butterflies' project

Practical conservation day

Bodmin Moor

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Thursday 21/11/19

10.30am – 3.30pm

Booking essential

Your help is needed to further increase habitat for rare fritillaries. We will be out on the moor, cutting scrub and there will be a fire. We will provide the tools and gloves, and we also guarantee good fun and great exercise!

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'All the Moor Butterflies' project