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


Next Summer Events

Sat 30th May Chapel Porth, near St Agnes - 1.00pm  Details..(Please note changed contact details.)

Sat 6th  Jun Windmill Farm Nature Reserve, The Lizard, 10.30am or 1.30pm  Details..

Committee News…

Volunteers Please

Volunteers are needed for Tremough BioBlitz 2015 coming up soon at Penryn Campus. This exciting event is on Saturday 30th May and Cornwall Butterfly Conservation have 3 stalls - sales, tombola and childrens’ activities. CBC will also be leading a butterfly and moth walk. Lots to do, but very rewarding, you may even find a rarity! If you can spare a couple of hours to help out on the day, it would be most appreciated. Contact Jo Poland 07800548832 or gp@uwclub.net

Other volunteering 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..


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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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.

On May 16th the first Field Trip of the summer saw 16 people, (from Cornwall and Devon), enjoying a most interesting walk around Kilkhampton Commons, guided by Teagan Hill, (Wildlife and Conservation Officer for Westlands Countryside Stewards).  In excellent sunshine, albeit rather windy, species seen included 12+ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Brimstone, Wall, Orange-tip, a Garden Tiger larva, several Drinker larvae and a Silver-Y moth.  A Dipper was spotted on the stream and on the top pond male and female Broad-bodied Chasers were energetically ‘chasing’.

Some of the group then continued on to Duckpool where the cliffs were carpeted with Spring Squill with patches of violets, Sea Campion and drifts of Thrift all flowering together. Species spotted included 2 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, (right by the parking area), Common Blue, Small Heath, Small Copper, Wall and Painted Lady.  

Cornwall Branch OffersTalks

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