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Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation volunteer opportunities

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.

You can do this by contacting Jo Poland, our Volunteer Coordinator by email: jogreenp@gmail.com or by phone: 07800548832

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.

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

Location & Date

Details

Two locations near Camelford

Marsh Fritillary Web Count

Meeting point will be advised when booking

Thursday 7/9/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like to ask for your help to come and do some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting with us. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Although counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work, the terrain can sometimes be a bit challenging, so you need to be prepared to wear wellies and also use a walking stick to help you balance on the tussocks!

Predannack Airfield & Hayle Kimbro

Marsh Fritillary Web Count

Meeting point will be advised when booking

Saturday 9/9/17 with Sunday 10/9/17 reserved as a back up day in case of bad weather.

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like to ask for your help to come and do some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting with us. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Although counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work, the terrain can sometimes be a bit challenging, so you need to be prepared to wear wellies and also use a walking stick to help you balance on the tussocks!

Bodmin Moor

Marsh Fritillary Web Count first day

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Tuesday 12/09/17 with Wednesday 13/09/17 reserved as a back up day in case of bad weather.

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like to ask for your help to come and do some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting with us. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Although counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work for the project, the terrain can sometimes be a bit challenging, so you need to be prepared to wear wellies and also use a walking stick to help you balance on the tussocks!

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

Bodmin Moor

Marsh Fritillary Web Count second day

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Tuesday 19/09/17 with Wednesday 20/09/17 reserved as a back up day in case of bad weather.

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like to ask for your help to come and do some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting with us. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Although counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work for the project, the terrain can sometimes be a bit challenging, so you need to be prepared to wear wellies and also use a walking stick to help you balance on the tussocks!

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

Location near Bodmin working in partnership with the Gaia Trust

Marsh Fritillary Web Count

Monday 25/9/17

Meeting point will be advised when booking

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like to ask for your help to come and do some Marsh Fritillary caterpillar web counting with us. Don't worry if you have not done this before, it's quite simple and full training will be given to support you. Although counting caterpillars is fun and extremely important work, the terrain can sometimes be a bit challenging, so you need to be prepared to wear wellies and also use a walking stick to help you balance on the tussocks!


Kehelland Apple Day
Kehelland Farm Nr Camborne, TR14 0DD
Grid reference: SW623410
Saturday 14/10/2017

All day event

Please contact Kathy Wood: kathjwood@hotmail.co.uk

We will be attending the wonderful Apple Day again with our sales stall and also an exhibition of live moths and caterpillars to enthral the public. We will be running some exciting children's activities. Can you help us? You needn't be there all day and no special knowledge is needed - just enthusiasm and a couple of hours of your time would be wonderful. Please let us know if you can help us at this great family event.

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 1

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Monday 23/10/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed. Booking essential.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 2

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Monday 30/10/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed. Booking essential.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 3

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Tuesday 31/10/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Gwithian Towans

Practical Conservation day for the Silver-studded Blue

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Thursday 2/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We will be working in partnership with the Friends of the Towans Group to improve habitat for the nationally scarce Silver-studded Blue butterfly. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! There will be a bonfire & hot soup. Don't miss the chance to work in this stunning location.

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 4

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Thursday 9/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 5

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Friday 10/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 6

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Tuesday 14/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 7

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Wednesday 15/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 8

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Monday 20/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 9

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Tuesday 21/11/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Bodmin area

Practical conservation for rare fritillaries day 10

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Saturday 2/12/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We would like your assistance with removing scrub from a site to improve habitat for either Pearl-bordered Fritillaries or Marsh Fritillaries. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! We will have a fire going to keep us warm and fun is guaranteed.

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

Godrevy Warren area

Practical Conservation day

Meeting point will be advised when booking.

Thursday 7/12/17

10.30am to 3.30pm

Booking essential

We will be removing scrub to improve habitat for the Silver-studded Blue. We will provide the tools and gloves and all we need from you is your passion and enthusiasm! There will be a bonfire & hot soup. Don't miss the chance to work in this stunning location.