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Butterfly and moth events in Cornwall 2017

Most events are dependant on the weather so please check if the weather is iffy. Please also bring torch, suitable footwear and clothing to events where appropriate.

Individuals or groups of members may hold their own recording events throughout the year. Some of these are often on the spur of the moment, or with only a couple of days notice. Due to financial constraints these event details will not be posted out to members but where possible will be advertised on the Cornwall Moth Group web site, or through our own Internet Community Group.

Friday 12th May – 9:00pm – Tehidy Woods, Camborne (Moth Night).

An early summer moth evening kindly hosted by one of Cornwall’s foremost moth experts, Frank Johns. Please bring a torch, a drink, wrap up well & something to sit or kneel on. There should be plenty of Spring/Summer moths to record including hopefully the Great Prominent Moth & Lobster Moth. Please bring your own moth trap if you have one!
Leader – Frank Johns. Meet at SW642437, TR14 0HE, Tehidy Woods car park (free). For details and directions, phone Frank Johns on 01326 240357.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Saturday 13th May – 11:00am – De-Lank/Pendrift Downs & Hantergantick, St. Breward.

Pearl-Bordered Fritillaries were discovered at De-Lank/Pendrift Downs in May, 1998 by 3 enthusiasts and almost 20 years later the butterfly can still be found here during bright & sunny weather every May. Dave Conway, who lives locally & has been exploring this area since the early 1970’s will lead us around different parts of the sites in the hope of seeing the freshly emerged adult butterflies of this rare & beautiful fritillary. Orange Tips, Brimstones, Speckled Woods & Green Hairstreaks will also be on the wing now. Walking boots, a packed lunch and drink are required.
Leader – Dave Conway. Parking is very limited here: Meet at SX099753, PL30 4NQ, in small parking spaces on right hand side before the De-Lank Quarry entrance near the end of the long track signposted to De-Lank Quarry. Further parking can be found 200 yards or so further back on the side (where space permits) along the track.
For details and directions phone Dave Conway on 01208 77686.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Sunday 14th May – 11:00am –Perransands/Penhale Sands, nr. Perranporth.

Perransands/Penhale Sands now hold’s Cornwall’s last remaining colonies of Grizzled Skippers which although highly localised will hopefully be found in suitable looking habitat amongst this vast dune complex. We hope to find the special aberration called ‘taras’ which is usually found at this locality amongst some of the Grizzled Skipper colonies. Other species found here include Brown Argus, Wall, Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper and Orange Tip. Bring a packed lunch.
Leader – Paul Browning. Meet at map ref – SW774553, TR4 9PN, in lay-by on edge of road opposite the turning to Rose village by entrance to footpath onto sand dunes.
For details & directions phone Paul Browning on 01736 763677.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Sunday 14 May 2017: DE LANK QUARRY

Near St Breward 11.00am - 3pm
This is a beautiful walk down to the De Lank river where there is the opportunity to see the rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary, other spring butterflies such as the Brimstone and view the recent conservation work undertaken by volunteers. Please bring a packed lunch and tough walking shoes. Long trousers and long sleeved shirts are also advised. Meet at the small car park (SX 099753) on the right before the entrance to the Quarry which should not be entered. Postcode PL30 4NQ. Parking is limited so car share where possible, Leaders and contacts Sally Foster (01736) 753259 and Jo Poland (01872) 540371 jogreenp@gmail.com
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Wednesday 17 May 2017: WILD FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES OF PENHALE

10.00am Near Cubert
This is a joint MOD Conservation Group/ Cornwall Butterfly Conservation walk. In addition to seeing a variety of spring wild flowers, we should find, amongst other butterflies, the Grizzled Skipper which is now only located on this site in Cornwall. Please meet by the South Gate near Treworthen Farm, Cubert (SW783567). Postcode for Treworthen Farm TR8 5PZ. Bring a packed lunch. Places are limited so booking is essential. Leaders: Ian Bennallick (CBG) and Jon Cripps(CWT) Contact for booking Jo Poland (CBC) 01872 540371 jogreenp@gmail.com
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 21st May – 11:00am – Fellover Brake, Tuckingmill, St. Breward.

This site still holds one of Cornwall’s few remaining colonies of the nationally threatened Pearl-Bordered Fritillary butterfly which can be seen over a wide area of well managed bracken covered hillside. Walking boots are essential as the site slopes quite steeply and can be quite uneven in places. Orange Tip & Brimstone should also still be on the wing. Bring packed lunch & drink.
Leader – Dave Conway. Meet at SX089779, PL30 4PQ, in small lay-by at Gam Bridge.
For details and directions phone Dave Conway on 01208 77686.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Saturday 27th May – 11:00am – Predannack Cliffs, nr. Mullion, The Lizard.

Predannack Cliffs, a protected nature reserve, are famous for their spectacular scenery, and also for their flora, including orchids, in the spring and early summer, but this is also a beautiful spot for seeing butterflies. On this field trip we will be looking for Marsh Fritillaries in particular, but others that may be seeking out the rich source of nectar on the cliff tops include Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, Small Heaths, Common Blues, Orange-Tips, Small Coppers, and, depending on the weather conditions, the first Clouded Yellows arriving. Doubtless there will also be moths, other invertebrates, birds, and definitely flowers, so bring a camera, packed lunch & drink as there is plenty to see.
Leader – John Foster. Meet at SW668162, TR12 7EZ, National Trust car park (free) at Predannack Wollas car park. For details and directions, phone John Foster on 01326 280735.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Sunday 28th May – 1:00pm – Breney Common, nr. Lanlivery.

It is always a delight to visit one of Cornwall’s largest Marsh Fritillary colonies here at famous Breney Common. Good numbers of this species should be seen together with Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, Small Heath, Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak and hopefully Emperor Moths and other moths too! Photography is easy here so bring your camera and walking boots.
Leaders – Rowena & Rob Nicholls. Meet at SX053611, PL30 5DU, in small roadside car park where free parking is available near Gunwen Chapel.
For details and directions phone Rowena & Rob Nicholls on 01726 884600 or 07596 159940.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Sunday 28 May 2017: PREDANNACK, THE LIZARD

Near Mullion 11.00am
We have organised this trip in partnership with the Natural England team on the Lizard, and we will be looking for newly emerged Marsh Fritillaries, as well as hearing about the habitat management work which NE have been undertaking for this protected butterfly. Meet at the NT car park at Higher Predannack Wollas farm (SW669162). TR12 7EZ. Leaders: Steve Townsend, Lizard NE team, and Dick Goodere CBC. Contact: Dick Goodere (01736) 75307).
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.


Saturday 3 June 2017: CHAPEL PORTH

Near St Agnes 1.00pm
Join us in looking for Green Hairstreak butterflies along this beautiful cliff walk. The terrain can be steep and rough in places, but the views are spectacular. Meet at Chapel Porth National Trust beach car park (parking charge for non-NT members) The car park fills up quickly, so car sharing is advised (SW697495). TR5 0NS
Leader and contact: Kathy Wood (01872) 864344
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.


Sunday 4th June – 11:00am – Greenscoombe Woods, Luckett.

One of Britain’s rarest butterflies, the Heath Fritillary, solely exists in Cornwall in the specially managed habitat, at its original main Cornish colony at Greenscoombe Woods, Luckett after it became extinct there after 2002. After it’s re-introduction to parts of the woodlands in the summer of 2006 it has become re-established and re-colonised it’s former habitat which has been much improved by clearance and regular habitat management work. The butterfly is breeding well in a number of different areas at Greenscoombe Woods and it is always a joy for enthusiasts to visit these woods to marvel at the many Heath Fritillary butterflies that are to be seen throughout June every year. Bring a drink, packed lunch and your camera.
Leader – Robbie Robinson. Meet at SX389737, PL17 8NJ, in Luckett Village free car park.
For details and directions phone Robbie Robinson on 01579 321586.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

 

Saturday 10 June 2017: GREENSCOMBE WOODS

Near Luckett 1.00pm
Come and join us on a field trip to Cornwall’s only site for the nationally rare Heath Fritillary butterfly, which is now established here after a successful reintroduction in 2006. Local expert on the species, Richard Vulliamy, will be leading the trip. Meet in Luckett Village car park (SX389737). PL17 8NJ. Leader and contact: Richard Vulliamy (01579) 370411
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.


Saturday 10th June – 11:00am – Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham, S. Devon.

The Small Blue butterfly is Britain’s smallest butterfly and we hope to see them flying here at Berry Head in their 1st brood flight. This appears to be the closest colony to visit for those in Cornwall wishing to see this, Britain’s smallest resident species. We will explore the area with Dave Conway who has kindly suggested this location to show all those attending this tiny but fascinating species of butterfly, alas sadly absent from Cornwall.
Target species: Small Blue butterflies & Bee Orchids as well as other interesting flora & fauna.
Leader - Dave Conway. On reaching Brixham, follow the road signs to Berry Head Country Park and park in the visitor’s car park (fee payable) SX940561, TR5 9AP. Walk north east to the Northern Fort and meet at the Guard House Café, situated just inside the Fort, at 11:00am. Car sharing is recommended.
For full details & directions phone. Dave Conway on 01208 77686.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Saturday 17 June 2017: CUBERT COMMON

Near Crantock 11am to 3pm
Cubert Common is one of the few enclosed commons in England. It is an undulating area of sandy grassland owned by the National Trust and designated as an SSSI. We will be looking out for a wide variety of butterflies (including Brown Argus, Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-studded Blue, Small Heath) moths, other invertebrates and also rare plants. Meeting point is the National Trust Car Park near Polly Joke beach, Grid Reference: (SW776599) TR8 5QS. This is a relatively small car park so car sharing is advised. Directions: drive through Crantock village and shortly after Crantock turn left onto the road to Treago farm. Drive through the farm and follow the track and park in the National Trust car park (note that at Treago farm there is a gate crossing the track which you will need to open & close).
Leaders: Jo & Shaun Poland (01872) 540371 jogreenp@gmail.com
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Saturday 17th June – 1:00pm Perransands and Penhale Sands, nr. Perranporth.

A Mid-summer ramble over Britain’s highest sand dunes complex to see large numbers of freshly emerged Silver-Studded Blues. We would also hope to see Large Skippers, Small Skippers, Meadow Browns, Common Blues, Dark Green Fritillary, Scarlet Tiger Moth and Humming Bird Hawk-Moth & other scarce moths & plenty of wild flowers. This event always turns up unexpected surprises in moths or butterflies. Please bring plenty to drink, sun protection and walking boots.
Leaders – Lee Slaughter and Alan May. Meet at SW774553, TR4 9PN, in lay-by on edge of road opposite the turning to Rose where there is a limited amount of free parking available.
For details phone Lee Slaughter on 01726 817505 or Alan May on 01209 821936 or 07787 121043.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Sunday 25th June – 11:00am Aish Tor, near Poundsgate, Dartmoor, Devon.

Target species High Brown Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary. Don’t miss this excellent chance to see Britain’s rarest resident butterfly, High Brown Fritillary, thanks to Russell Hemmings and Debi Phillips enthusiasm and they hope to both show you plenty of these spectacular Fritillaries.
Leaders – Debi Phillips and Russell Hemmings. Meet at 11.00 am in the parking area at (SX707714). Nearest postcode - TQ13 7NT. Off the B3357 at the top of Newbridge Hill turn west onto the minor road and the parking area is immediately on your right at the side of road.
For details and directions phone Debi Phillips on 07967 315239 or Russell on 07782 310777.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Saturday 1 July 2017: CORNWALL BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION OPEN DAY

Near Looe 12 noon
Philip (Chairman of CBC) and Faith Hambly invite you to their farm at Lethytep, with its wonderful wildlife area with walks and lakes. There should be many mid-summer butterflies flying, and much more besides! Food, including pasties, are provided, plus tombola and raffle. We ask for a £5 donation to help cover food costs. To get to Lethytep (SX175588), PL13 2PG, turn south off the A390 Liskeard to Lostwithiel road at East Taphouse, taking the B3359 to Looe and Polperro. After 3.3 miles take road to right signposted Penadlake: the event will be signposted from here. Park in field next to house (space for 100+ cars).
Leader and contact: Philip Hambly (01503) 220385
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 2nd July – 11:00am Upton Towans, nr. Hayle.

A delightful walk through the extensive Gwithian to Hayle sand dune complex at Upton Towans. This area, which is managed by C.W.T. was previously the site for the manufacture of dynamite. We usually see significant numbers of newly emerged Dark Green Fritillaries and 100’s of Silver-Studded Blues as well as a wide variety of other butterflies and moths. Bring a packed lunch, drink, sun cream, and walking boots or rainwear if weather is unsettled.
Leader – Alan May. Meet at SW579396, TR27 5BJ, by the gate, in front of the large chimney at the entrance to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust area.
For full details and directions phone Alan May on 01209 821936 or 07787 121043.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Tuesday 4 July 2017: UPTON TOWANS

Near Hayle 11 am
Join us on a walk through this extensive sand dune complex situated between Gwithian and Hayle, a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and an SSSI. The main target species will be Dark Green Fritillaries and Silver-studded Blues but there will be many other lepidoptera and other wildlife to see. Meet by the gate, in front of the large chimney at the entrance to the CWT reserve (SW 579396). TR27 5BJ Please bring a packed lunch.
Leader and contact: Dick Goodere (01736) 753077
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Saturday 8 July 2017: PENLEE RESERVE AND PENLEE POINT

Near Rame Head 11.00am
We will be led by moth expert and Cornwall Moth Recorder Leon Truscott in looking for Marbled White butterflies, as well as Small Heaths and Dark Green Fritillaries. Six-belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing moths can also be found here with the help of pheromone lures. Meet in Penlee Battery car park (SX436491). PL10 1LG
Leader and contact: Leon Truscott (01752) 812023.
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 9th July – 11:00am Penlee Battery CWT Reserve & Penlee Point.

This reserve usually has excellent numbers of Marbled Whites which are absent from Mid & West Cornwall but often more than 100 can be seen here without much trouble. Small Heath & Dark Green Fritillary as well as Gatekeepers, Large & Small Skippers are always present. Six Belted Clearwing and Thrift Clearwing Moths will be searched for with pheromone lures so please bring your own pheromone lures if you have some.
Leaders – Debi Phillips and Russell Hemmings. Meet at SX436491, PL10 1LB, in Penlee Battery car park.
For details and directions phone Debi Phillips on 07967 315239 or Russell on 07782 310777.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Wednesday 12th July – 2:00pm Delabole Quarry, Delabole, Nr. Camelford.

This is an excellent site for our fieldtrips and we are grateful to Malcolm Lee for leading this for our group. Previous visits made here over a number of years have produced many sightings of Marbled Whites and Graylings which are not often seen on our field meetings. Graylings are not often found inland in Cornwall and the discovery of good numbers at this location is good news for the species in our county where it is now mainly restricted to parts of the coast. Good walking boots essential.
Leader – Malcolm Lee. Meet at SX074836, PL33 9AU, in Delabole Quarry Car Park by visitor centre.
For details and directions phone Malcolm Lee on 01208 880106.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Saturday 15th July – 1:00pm Seaton Valley, Nr. Looe.

We hope to see Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies, Marbled Whites and other woodland butterflies as well as lots of Dragonflies too! There are various day flying moths to be seen here and Six Belted Clearwing Moths will be searched for with pheromone lures so please bring your own pheromone lures if you have some.
Leaders – Debi Phillips and Russell Hemmings. Park at SX303545, PL11 3JT, (Seaton pay & display car park) (there is a parking charge) or limited free roadside parking if there are any spaces. Meet at park entrance near public toilets at 1:00pm.
For details and directions phone Debi Phillips on 07967 315239 or Russell on 07782 310777.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

 

Saturday 15 July 2017 CABILLA WOODS

Glyn Valley 3 miles east of Bodmin 1.00pm
Join us for this walk through the Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve described as “one of the largest and possibly finest ancient woodland in Cornwall”. Our target species is the Silver-washed Fritillary with a chance of seeing the f. valezina. There should also be many other butterflies including Commas, Ringlets and Gatekeepers. Directions: Proceed along the A38 from the A30 heading towards Liskeard. About a mile past the Bodmin Parkway junction, turn left down Le Ball Hill. Cross over a small bridge and immediately turn right. There are places for parking. (SX128653) PL30 4BE
Leader and contact Roger Hooper (01209) 820610
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

 

Sunday 16th July – 11:00am Cabilla Wood, Glyn Valley, nr. Bodmin (C.W.T.Reserve).

We look forward to seeing many beautiful Silver-Washed Fritillary butterflies in this well managed woodland and following the exciting discovery in these woods in 2013 of a ‘valezina’ form of the female of this species, we will be eagerly looking out for this rarity again this year! The bright summer form ‘hutchinsoni’ of the Comma butterfly will be on the wing together with plenty of Ringlets, Gatekeepers, new brood Brimstones, Purple Hairstreaks and Summer brood Holly Blues. There are various day flying moths to be seen here so there may be new discoveries awaiting us.
Leader – Dave Conway. Meet at SX128653, PL30 4BE, by sawmill where parking is free.
For details and directions phone Dave Conway on 01208 77686.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Friday 21st July – 9:00pm – Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Nr. Stithians (Moth Night).

A high summer moth evening kindly hosted by one of Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society’s trustees, Rosie Hadden together with moth expert, Frank Johns. Please bring a torch, a drink, wrap up well & something to sit or kneel on. Please feel free to bring your own moth traps if you wish to. There should be plenty of summer moths to record and also some migrants too!
Leader – Rosie Hadden & Frank Johns. Meet at SW697350 at ‘Little White Alice’ (postcode TR16 6PL). For details and directions, phone Rosie Hadden on 01209 861000 or 07584 632889 or Frank Johns on 01326 240357. For info on ‘Little White Alice’ here is link - www.littlewhitealice.co.uk
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

Saturday 22rd July – 1:00pm Treslea Downs near Cardinham/St. Neot, Bodmin.

In recent times the exciting discovery of an inland colony of Graylings on Treslea Downs by a member of our group “Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society” has bucked the national trend of mass extinction of inland populations of this species that has now exists very much as a coastal only species in Britain. There may also be Dark Green Fritillaries flying over these downs also. Please wear good walking boots and bring plenty to drink. Afterwards we may drive to Cabilla Woods afterwards for another look at the Silver-Washed Fritillaries.
Leader – Robbie Robinson. Meet at SX135683 (postcode PL30 4DL) near the crossroads at the top of Treslea Downs where there is enough free parking for a number of cars.
For details and directions phone Robbie Robinson on 01579 321586.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Saturday 22 July 2017: WILD FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES OF PENHALE

Near Cubert 10am
Join us for a closer look at the wild flowers, butterflies and moths to be found on Penhale Sands Army Training Camp, not normally open to the public. We should find orchids and many species of Lepidoptera on this unique marsh and dune area. Jointly organised with the Cornwall Botanical Group and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the walk will be led by botanist Ian Bennallick. Please bring a packed lunch. Meet by the South Gate near Treworthen Farm, Cubert (SW783567). Postcode for Treworthen Farm TR8 5PZ
Booking is essential so please contact Dick Goodere from CBC as there are only 10 places available. (01736} 753077 or gooderes@talktalk.net
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 23 July 2017: NEWLYN DOWNS

Near St Newlyn East 1.00pm
Join us in exploring this SSSI and Special Area of Conservation. We’ll be searching for Grayling butterflies, Bog Bush-crickets and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies, and much more. Meet in the layby opposite the entrance at SW8368355209. TR8 5LQ (East Wheal Rose Farm)
Leader and contact: Carly Riley (01637) 498462
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 30 July 2017: GODOLPHIN WOODS

Near Godolphin 1.30pm
Join us for this interesting walk through Godolphin Woods. There will be a wide variety of Lepidoptera but the target species will be the Purple Hairstreak (bring binoculars!). Directions: Coming from Leedstown, turn left at Townshend, then at Godolphin Bridge the road swings to the left; some distance along this section there is a parking area on the left where a track runs down to the river. It is possible to park here, but it is better to drive down the short track and park in the larger car park at the bottom (on the right) at SW60023243.TR13 9RE
Leaders and contact: Perry Smale and Judi Swift (01736) 448304 or 07412262184.
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

 

Friday 4th August – 9:00pm – St. Clement Wood, Idless, Truro (Moth Night).

A high summer moth evening kindly hosted by one of Cornwall’s foremost moth experts, Frank Johns. Please bring a torch, a drink, wrap up well & something to sit or kneel on. There should be plenty of summer moths to record. Please bring your own moth trap if you have one!
Leader – Frank Johns. Meet at SW824478, TR4 9AA, St. Clement Wood car park (free). For details and directions, phone Frank Johns on 01326 240357.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.

 

Saturday 5th August – 11:00am Kynance Cove, nr. The Lizard.

Be prepared for a beautiful walk at this famous locality for Lepidoptera. We hope to see most of the following species: Grayling, Dark Green Fritillary, Clouded Yellow (including ‘Helice’), Small Heath, 2nd brood Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary, Common Blue, Wall Brown, Painted Lady and Red Admiral. Please bring a packed lunch, drink, sun cream and good walking boots. Park in main Kynance Cove car park (car park fee payable to N.T. unless we can negotiate free parking beforehand with the N.Trust which we have done for the past few years) and meet near the toilet block at the Southern end of the car park.
Leader – Leon Abbott. Meet at SW688132, TR12 7PJ, in main Kynance Cove car park.
For details and directions phone Leon Abbott on 01726 76796.
Organised by Cornwall Butterfly & Moth Society.


Sunday 6 August 2017: LUNDY BAY

Near Polzeath 1.30pm
Join us for a beautiful walk along one of our National Trust transects. There will be a selection of butterfly species and the Ranger, Sarah Stevens, will be leading the walk. Meet in the NT Car park SW958798 PL27 6QZ
For further details contact Sarah on: (01208) 863821
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 13 August 2017: KYNANCE COVE

Near Lizard 11.00am
Join us on this wonderfully scenic coastal walk on the Lizard as we look for Clouded Yellow, Grayling, Common Blue and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and many more species. Meet in the National Trust Kynance Cove car park (SW688131). TR12 7PJ Parking free to National Trust members. Leader and contact: Carly Riley (01637) 498462.
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

Sunday 20 August 2017: GWENNAP HEAD AND PORTHGWARRA

Near Land’s End 10.30am
This beautiful location boasts an abundance of butterflies, including Graylings, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Clouded Yellows, Small Heaths and many more. You might also spot a Chough! Meet in the Porthgwarra car park (SW370217): charges apply TR19 6JR (café)
This event is organised by the Cornwall branch of Butterfly Conservation. Our field trips are fun and friendly – all (including children) are welcome, whether or not you’re a member of Cornwall Butterfly Conservation, and whatever level of experience you have. Please always come prepared for Cornwall’s changeable weather and mixed terrain – waterproofs, good walking shoes or boots, sun tan cream etc., as well as water and lunch/snacks.

For a variety of Cornish wildlife events you may wish to vist the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's web site or visit Cornwall Butterfly Conservation for Cornish butterfly events and field trips.