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 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...
Join the Gloucestershire Branch for a walk south of Stroud where we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue butterflies...
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....
Butterfly walks booklet
The 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.
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.
Julie Williams has been elected as the new Chief Executive of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC), taking on the role after Dr Martin Warren OBE retired from the post last year.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.
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.