Gloucestershire branch

Rough Bank

Species to look out for


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Butterfly/Moth events in Gloucestershire

Warwickshire: Field Trip

Sunday 25th June 2017: 10.30am

Join the Warwickshire Branch for this out-of-county butterfly walk (Oakridge Lynch, Glos), which will focus on seeing the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, which is usually found in good numbers at Strawberry Banks. The reserve also supports several other interesting butterfly species and is great for wild flowers, including Wild Columbine and Lesser Butterfly Orchid and the elusive Hazel Dormouse...

Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Saturday 1st July 2017, 2pm-4pm

BC's Rough Bank reserve has a fantastic range of butterflies, moths and wildflowers. This walk is in part to celebrate National Meadows Day and is also a Stroud Nature 2017 event...

Gloucestershire: Stroud Festival of Nature

Sunday 9th July 2017, 11am-5pm

A wide range of conservation groups and other wildlife-related people such as artists and the canal trust come together to celebrate wildlife in the Stroud area. There is something for everyone and we would especially like to encourage young people and families to come along....

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Butterfly walks booklet

Butterfly Walks in GloucestershireThe 2nd Edition of the Butterfly Walks in Gloucestershire booklet is now available from the Branch Treasurer.

As well as walks, we've added an extra list of good butterfly sites around the county and a guide to the flight times of our butterflies to help you decide which walk to do and when.


Take a look at the latest photographs from Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Rough Bank reserve opening

Discover Moths At Rough Bank Reserve

Moth recording has been taking place at Rough Bank since Butterfly Conservation purchased the site in 2012.

We now have records for hundreds of species, so take a look at our list of what you can find at the site.

A number of rare and nationally scarce moths have also been recorded at the Reserve, so why not take a look at our photos and find out a bit more about them.


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