Gloucestershire branch

Rough Bank

Species to look out for


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If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Gloucestershire branch.

Butterfly/Moth events in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire: Butterfly Walk

Saturday 6th August 2016, 11am-1pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for a walk on this 38-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue, Small Blue, Brown Argus, Small Heath and other butterflies.This event is also part of Stroud Nature 2016 and takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Gloucestershire: Moth Breakfast

Saturday 6th August 2016, 9.30am-12pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch to see what moths have been recorded in the overnight traps at this jewel of a reserve. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Butterfly walks booklet

Gloucestershire Butterfly WalksThe Gloucestershire branch's booklet '40 Butterfly Walks in Gloucestershire' is no longer available, although we hope to produce an updated version in the future.


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.


40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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