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
Saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Cornwall is special for butterflies. It has 38 species, made up of 35 residents, 3 regular migrants.
See images to right. Click thumbnails for a larger image.
Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady and Red Admiral (amongst others).
Identifying a butterfly
If you need help identifying a butterfly then the main Butterfly Conservation website may be able to help you. Click here to access the help pages.
Butterfly flight calendar
When are butterflies in flight during the year?
Click here for an Excel file showing when each species is flying.
Butterfly Conservation’s prime purpose is the conservation of wild populations of butterflies, moths and their habitats in the United Kingdom. This entails encouraging people to observe, appreciate and understand the needs of living insects.
Butterflies and moths are in steep decline, largely due to the loss and fragmentation of their habitats combined with changes in habitat management and of course climate change. Most conservation effort is directed at conserving habitats and allowing species to respond or re-colonise naturally.
Butterflies in winter
Found a butterfly in your house during winter? Many people come across a butterfly in their home or shed and don’t know what to do about it. Here is some useful information on why they are there and what to do with them.
We are developing a Species Champion programme to increase our knowledge and conservation efforts for species that are poorly understood or at risk in our county. A full description of the program is here.