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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We now have a twitter account along with our Facebook page.

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.

Listen to us on BBC Radio Cornwall

Roger Hooper, our press officer, has done an excellent radio interview about the current work we do in Cornwall. You can listen here at 35:20 minutes to Roger’s interview.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation Needs You!

Membership of CBC is nearing 500 and this represents a new high, far exceeding any previous figures. More information 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. Our members, volunteers and supporters were treated to a day to remember, with two fabulous illustrated talks from Ben Porter and Professor Jeremy Thomas. For the first time ever we had a unique musical performance from regular volunteer Malcolm Pinch - we will all be checking for ticks now!

Here are some comments from those that attended:

"the best things were seeing young enthusiasm for wildlife and the fascinating talk from Jeremy Thomas"

"I most enjoyed Ben Porter's talk"

"loved Malcolm's songs"

"nice mix of speakers"

"the overall attendance from different groups was nice"

"plenty of opportunity for networking"

"good grub, thanks for supplying gluten free"

"an inspiring day, thank you very much!"

"the day couldn't be bettered!"

Because of savings this year on the cost of speakers, we made a profit of around £350. As usual, this will all be spent in Cornwall on habitat improvement and education. As we all know, it's not all about money: three people joined Butterfly Conservation and six new people offered to volunteer!

We would like to thank everyone for coming and also say a big thank you to all those that helped us make this day such a huge success.

New Bumblebee Atlas for Cornwall and Scilly

Patrick Saunders and ERCCIS have published the first Atlas for Bumblebees (Bombus) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Written by Patrick Saunders, the Cornwall bumblebee county recorder, ‘Bumblebees of Cornwall and Scilly’ is a fantastic guide for anyone interested in bumblebee ecology, conservation and status. With illustrations and species distribution maps, it includes a forward by Professor Juliet Osborne from University of Exeter. How to get your copy Generously available as a free PDF download (please be aware this is a large file) or Limited edition full colour A5 paperback book available for just £8 (and £2.95 p&p). Please Contact ERCCIS to get your printed copy.