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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.

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

© Philip Hambly

Pearls In The Park

One of the UK’s rarest moths has taken up residence at a country park in Cornwall, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.

The Beautiful Pearl (Agrotera nemoralis), previously found only in Kent, has established a breeding colony in the woodlands at Mount Edgcumbe, near Cremyll, Torpoint.

More on our Detailed News page

Photo by Mark Parsons

13000 Thankyous!

Richard Fox (Butterfly Conservation Surveys Manager) has announced that Cornwall submitted 13000 butterfly records for 2013 - the highest ever number! We would like to thank all of you who sent in your records - a valuable conservation resource. Don’t forget to keep reporting your sightings and make 2014 even better. All Cornish records go into the ERICA program designed by Colin French, without which this process would be much harder.

Next Field Event

Sat 26th July St Newlyn Downs, St Newlyn East  Details..

Sun 27th July  Braunton Burrows nature reserve, North Devon (Arranged by Devon Branch Cornwall members Welcome)  Details..

Sat 9th August Branscombe nr Seaton, South-east Devon (Devon Branch event Cornwall members welcome)  Details..

Sun 10th August Kynance  Cove, nr. The Lizard  Details..

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big butterfly count

19th July to 10th August

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