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
Join the Gloucestershire Branch celebrating National Meadows Day at our Rough Bank reserve, a wonderful example of a species-rich grassland, where we hope to see Small Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath, Marbled White and Gatekeeper butterflies. The wildflowers and other plants that they require will also be pointed out.
The Bill Smyllie and Masts reserves are owned by Butterfly Conservation and are connected to form what is sometimes called the Prestbury Hill reserve. Together they have a wide range of butterflies, moths and other invertebrates, together with a good selection of wild flowers. On this walk we particularly hope to see Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White butterflies.
Stroud Nature 2016 is bigger and better than ever with events running from June into September. This is the main event, when many conservation groups, artists, photographers and others with an interest in nature - including Butterfly Conservation - have stalls to show visitors what they do. There will be something for everyone.
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?