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: Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 29th July 2017, 2pm-4pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch at Crickley Hill (east of Gloucester) to celebrate Big Butterfly Count. This Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and there is guided walk to see the many different butterfly species on this site. There will also be moths on display, caught in the moth traps overnight...

Gloucestershire: Guided Walk

Wednesday 9th August 2017, 2pm-4pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch for a walk south of Stroud where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies...

Gloucestershire: Prinknash Weeding Day

Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 7pm-9pm

Join the Gloucestershire Branch on this weeding session at Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden to prepare the garden for the next open day on 26 August. Extra hands are always welcome....

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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.


Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

A naturalist who almost single-handedly saved a rare butterfly from extinction in Sussex, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his long-standing services to wildlife conservation.

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