Keeping an eye on butterflies
Here on the Roseland our volunteers have been recording butterflies on Nare Head and Treluggan cliffs for over a decade. Their numbers are a good reflection of our conservation measures and the way we look after the land.
" At this time of year nothing much could be better than doing a butterfly survey on Treluggan Cliffs - bluebells and a blue backdrop of the sea. "
We are part of a citizen science project that involves over 15,000 volunteers who monitor butterfly populations across the UK. Our dedicated team of survey volunteers go out recording butterflies every week of the summer season.
Rangers cut the thorny shrubs annually and roll and cut the bracken to enable flower-rich coastal grasslands to become re-established. Perfect habitat for butterflies.
The threatened Silver Studded Blue is showing signs of recovery in response to conservation measures in recent years. For more information about butterlfy monitoring see butterfly-conservation.org.