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: Annual Plumed Prominent Event

Sunday 1st to Monday 30th November 2015

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at this national event which place annually on one or more nights during November at various locations in the Cotswolds.

Gloucestershire: Rough Bank Work Party

Sunday 13th December 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch's work party on our Rough Bank reserve in the Cotswolds, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and home to 33 species of butterfly, 42 species of nationally scarce and rare moths and 12 species of orchid.

Gloucestershire: Strawberry Banks Work Party

Saturday 16th January 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on a scrub clearance work party, to maintain the habitat for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and wide variety of wild flowers.

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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.


Stroud Festival of Nature

The Stroud Festival of Nature is a two week celebration of nature of all forms in and around Stroud. There will be a launch event on Saturday 13th June at the Subscription Rooms in the centre of Stroud followed by a wide range of events – including butterflies and moths.

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