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Welcome to Cornwall Branch Butterfly Conservation , dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats.


Next Summer Events

Sat 16th May Kilkhampton Common, Nr Bude 10.30am  Details..

Sun 24th May Predannack, The Lizard, nr Mullion11.00am  Details


Volunteer opportunities exist for forthcoming dates, some to help out at Branch summer events, as are detailed on this website Events page, and others to assist in representing Cornwall Branch at external functions.  Click here for details..


We offer talks, to interested groups and organisations, about various aspects of Butterflies, Managing for Butterflies, Gardening for Butterflies. Please contact our Press Officer, Roger Hooper, to book. press@cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk


There is a Vacancy on the Branch Committee for a Branch Secretary, click here for details


Several counties have reports of early sightings of Red Admirals, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and other species, so please keep your eyes skinned for anything on the wing in Cornwall, see Latest sightings.To share your discoveries with others please send any and all sightings.

Please send in all your Butterfly Records and all ad hoc sightings to cbcrecords@cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk,  

Any interesting photos of Butterflies and Moths as well please,to be displayed on the website.

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Committee News

There is a Vacancy on the Branch Committee for a Branch Secretary

Our Branch Secretary has retired due to outside work commitments, and we are looking for someone to take on this key volunteer role.

You don't need to be an experienced committee secretary or to have an expert knowledge of butterflies or moths. The main remit of the role on paper is supporting meetings, including the agenda and taking minutes, and acting as a key contact point with other parties, including Butterfly Conservation Head Office. In practice, you will find yourself involved with a friendly, enthusiastic group of people with many opportunities to contribute to and influence the conservation of butterflies and moths across Cornwall. The Branch is heading for an exciting time, with one practical partnership project already underway, and others being taken forward.

The Branch Committee currently has 12 members, with a wide variety of skills and expertise. Formal meetings are held 3 to 4 times a year, with an AGM in March. The Branch needs your help! – join the committee and put your skills into a role that will genuinely benefit wildlife in Cornwall.   

If this is possibly of interest to you and you'd like to find out more, please contact the Branch Chair, Philip Hambly at philip@lethytep.co.uk.

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On March 15th a group of 8 energetic volunteers met up at Cardinham Woods for a conservation working party. The Forestry Commission hosted the day and had invited colleagues from Cornwall Butterfly Conservation and the Environment Agency to join in.  The objects of the day were removing scrub and transplanting violet plants to create suitable habitat for Fritillary butterflies on the slopes in the forest.

More pictures on the News page.

Saturday March 7th saw a very successful Members’ Day and AGM at St Erme, when 65+ branch members and guests enjoyed an excellent programme of speakers, particularly key moth expert Paul Waring.  

The day was further enhanced by the superb all-day refreshments organised by Faith Hambly.

For full details photos and comments see the News page.