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.

Welcome to Cornwall Butterfly Conservation

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Latest News (older news here)

We offer talks to interested groups and organisations, covering various aspects of Cornwall’s butterflies and moths, including “Garden Butterflies” & “The Magic of Moths”. To book please contact our Press Officer, Roger Hooper.

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.

Cornwall's Butterflies back from the brink from NINA CONSTABLE MEDIA.

What we do!

Watch our eye-catching video by Cornwall-based documentary-maker Nina Constable. If you love being in wonderful countryside with kindred spirits or are concerned about Cornwall’s wildlife, our video shows how you can make a difference. If you would like to help, please contact Jo Poland, Volunteer Coordinator, jogreenp@gmail.com or call on: 07800 548 832.

Annual Report 2019

Read all about the work of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation in the Chairman’s annual report for 2018.

Autumn newsletter out now!

We are pleased to present the latest edition of the Cornwall Butterfly Observer with reports and articles on moths and butterflies. Read it here.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation is unique in the county as the formally constituted branch of Butterfly Conservation, the national body recognised in the UK and internationally for its work towards “a world where butterflies and moths can thrive and can be enjoyed by everyone forever”.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation is distinguished for its work with local partners to realise that vision in Cornwall, through responsible research, species recording, fieldwork, habitat improvement and public engagement.

As well as drawing on the expertise of our members, as a branch of Butterfly Conservation, we have access to the knowledge and support of some of the UK’s leading experts. We take our responsibilities to science and the environment seriously and promote best practice with our partners, for example in the exceptional instance of scientifically justified collection, captive breeding and release of species into the wild.

In Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, we have a lot of fun together observing, discovering and sharing knowledge about butterflies and moths and working as a team to improve their habitats in the county.

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation welcomes new members and relies on the work of volunteers, drawn from its growing public membership. We also raise funds to enable us to employ contractors to help deliver some of our ambitious programmes.

This website provides further details of our work and the benefits of joining Cornwall Butterfly Conservation. The video at the foot of this page gives you a flavour of what we do. If you’d like further information, please click on the Contact tab for people who can help.

We hope you will join Cornwall’s winning team for butterflies and moths.

Rare moth on Goss Moor

A caterpillar of the elusive Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth was found on Goss Moor National Nature Reserve near Victoria in late June by Cerin Poland one of CBC's volunteers. The discovery is confirmation the moth is breeding in the county again and is the first record of the species in Cornwall since 2008, when the moth was seen on Bodmin Moor. Read more here.

State of Nature 2019 report

According to the report, UK’s wildlife has continued to decline. Since the rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated. Read more here.