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

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

Charity registered in England & Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268)

VAT No. 565 9070 16

Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

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Welcome to the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation, dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and our environment.

Collecting, breeding and releasing butterflies: the view of Butterfly Conservation

Please read the Joint Statement issued by Butterfly Conservation and Cornwall Branch.

Welcome to Cornwall Butterfly Conservation

Download our latest Newsletter

Latest News (older news here)

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

Cornwall Branch Talks

Please report all your butterfly sightings to our county recorder Dick Goodere email link

Also your moth sightings can be sent to our county recorder Leon Truscott email link


i Record Butterflies:

Download Butterfly Conservation's FREE smartphone app for an easy way to record and submit data to the BNM scheme.

Get the app for your iPhone from iTunes

Get the app for your Android device from the Google Store

Smartphone App

Volunteers needed

Would you like to get more involved with Butterfly Conservation?

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of our volunteers: without them, nothing would happen! Whatever your age or experience, we have a large range of opportunities. There will be something to suit your skills and interests. We will give you full training and support you if you decide to join us and we guarantee that you will have fun! Click here for opportunities.

The State of the UK’s Butterflies 2015

Butterfly Conservation have released their comprehensive report about the state of UK butterflies in 2015. This very important document analyses millions of records to create a picture about our butterfly species. Vice-President Chris Packham said: “As a society we are guilty of standing idly by as once common species, never mind the rarities, suffer staggering declines. This is a situation that should shame us all." Please take the time to read this sobering report. It is clear that by stepping up our conservation work in Cornwall, we can continue to give butterflies and moths the chance they deserve for future survival. Click here for summary. Click here for full report.

Our successful fund-raiser on 5th December.

Our hard-working volunteers have achieved a total of £1730.40! This is an incredible sum and we believe it is the most that CBC have ever raised at one event. More info here.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation's AGM

We invite you to Cornwall Butterfly Conservation's AGM on Saturday 12th March 2016 at St Erme Community Centre, Castle Field, Trispen, Truro, TR4 9BD from 10am to 4pm.

We have a very exciting speaker: Professor Jeremy Thomas. The title of his talk will be: "Blue butterflies, ants and parasitoids." Professor Thomas is the leading expert on this subject. The actual AGM lasts only about half an hour and the rest of the day will be filled with interesting talks, interesting people to talk to, stalls to browse and amazing food! Tickets are £7, students get half price (just show your student card on the day). You don't need to be a CBC member to attend and you get free entry if you volunteer to help us with the day.

Our second speaker is Ben Porter, whose talk is entitled: "A young photographer’s adventures in the world of natural history.” Ben is a talented young naturalist who is currently studying conservation and ecology with the University of Exeter in Falmouth. He has an interest in everything from birding to moth-trapping, snorkelling to mammal-watching. He is based on the small island of Bardsey, off North Wales. He has already won many awards and has had his images featured in lots of publications.

Jeremy Thomas

The first sightings of 2016

First reports of butterflies for the new year have reached us totalling 6 species. See our sightings page here for more details. Don’t forget to report any butterflies you see to our County recorder, you too may be the first to see that species and gain fame in our first sightings page!

2016 Field Trips

All of the field trips for 2016 have now been finalised. For a full listing see the Events page.

Ben Porter