Gloucestershire branch

Rough Bank

Species to look out for


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Butterfly/Moth events in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire: Rough Bank Work Party

Saturday 13th February 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch's work party on our Rough Bank reserve in the Cotswolds, 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 20th February 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.

Gloucestershire: Prestbury Hill Reserve Work Party

Saturday 5th March 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch scrub bashing on their Prestbury Hill Reserve. This reserve has two areas of limestone grassland, high on the Cotswold scarp slope, east of Cheltenham and there are marvellous views across the Severn Vale and beyond.

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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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