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

Membership details and how to join Butterfly Conservation here!


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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.

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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.

Genetic mutation revealed

You may remember from your schoolday biology lessons that the Peppered Moth is renown for its dark form appearing in the north as the towns darkened with sooty deposits from industry. Research has now discovered the gene responsible and also found that it is responsible for some butterfly colour variants too. You can read more here.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation's AGM

Our AGM was a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed by the 83 people that attended, many who were from other Cornish wildlife groups. Read more on our News Page.

Peppered Moth

Peppered Moth Biston betularia © CBC

Up-coming Moth event

Would you like to learn more about moth trapping? We have been invited to do some moth trapping for the Restronguet Creek Society. The event will run from Friday 29th July to Saturday 30th July. This is a free event and all are welcome, especially children. See poster for further details.

Report for our Open Day on Saturday 18 June

Nearly 90 butterfly supporters visited our recent Open Day at Lethytep - they were our members, volunteers, supporters and there were lots of new faces. A report can be found on our News page.

Microbes, butterflies and genes!

A new fascinating study describes how a microbe may be at the heart of speciation by keeping apart two sub-species of butterfly. Read more here.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation Needs You!

Hooray! Membership of CBC is well over 520. This represents a new high, far exceeding any previous figures. Now we are hoping to reach 600 by the end of 2016. More information here