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

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Welcome to the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation, dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats.

CBC greetings cards

Barry Ofield has kindly created a set of greetings cards for CBC from his own original paintings. If you wish to buy some please contact Jim : 01736 794134 for payment details.

Cards/Envs cost:

5 for £5

Or £1.25 each.

All proceeds go to Cornwall Butterfly Conservation.

Press officer and newsletter editor needed....

Would you like to help Cornwall Butterfly Conservation as a volunteer? We are looking for someone to put together our newsletter which is usually produced three times a year. This requires some computer literacy and attention to detail. We are also seeking a Press Officer to help keep our news stories and conservation opportunities in the media. There is no reason why one person could not fulfil both roles. If you are interested please contact Philip.

Your recordings are vital in informing our plans for the future conservation work we do. All your recorded sightings are helpful in adding to our understanding and we urge you to use the online recording form here or the form here

Important please!

We would very much like you to do Timed Counts which is the recording of a key species over a limited time, say half an hour, at a key location. Use the Timed Count forms in the downloads section or our online recording form and put “timed count” in the comments box or simply email the details to Paddy or Jim.

Please contact Jim or Paddy for an explanation of the key species and areas we need to cover & what is involved. Thanks!!!

Recording your sightings!

News from our AGM

We were honoured to have the esteemed Dr Martin Warren talk about Fritillaries. We all heard how complex and considered their conservation needs to be. It was an eloquent exposition of the scientific basis for conservation. We also heard from Cheryl Marriot, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, about simple ways to work with farmers to achieve positive results for wildlife in Cornwall showing the benefits of an organised and intelligent approach. Dick Goodere our county recorder gave a breakdown of the data submitted by the keen and casual lepidopterists (that’s everyone who has ever submitted even a single record), including some thoughts on where our future focus may be needed.

It was also announced that Butterfly Conservation will also be prioritising Cornwall for a lepidoptera project in the coming year. This is something we will work hard towards achieving.

Thanks to all who volunteered their time to make it such a fun event.

The Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) may now be seen in and around the garden. It is the first of the “blues” to appear in Cornwall. The photo shows the dark markings on the forewings denoting the female while the undersides are a distinctive pale blue with small black spots.

Holly Blue

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