Species to look out for
Welcome to the Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
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
Strawberry Banks is best known for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and a wide range of wild flowers; it consists of two fields surrounded by scrub and woodland.
Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies.
Join the Gloucestershire Branch discovering the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.
Butterfly walks booklet
The 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.
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.
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.
The caterpillar of a rare migrant moth ordinarily found in Africa has been discovered in Gloucestershire!
Could millions of Painted Ladies descend this summer?