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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.


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Small Elephant Hawk-moth - James O'Neill

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.

Marbled White - Iain H Leach

Butterfly walks booklet

The 2nd Edition of the Butterfly Walks in Gloucestershire booklet is now available. 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.

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News

  • Environment Bill

    In July 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the Government would bring forward an Environment Bill. Butterfly Conservation (BC) understand that Defra are working on the draft of the Bill, to cover England and reserved matters in devolved countries, and this will be published before Christmas.

  • Gloucestershire branch member short-listed for national award

    Brian Atkinson has been short-listed for the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) 2018 Adult Newcomer Award for his work on mapping the Gloucestershire key sites using GIS software.

  • The nocturnal pollinators: scientists reveal the secret life of moths

    Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.

  • Small Tortoiseshell crashes despite heatwave

    Numbers of one of the UK’s best known garden butterflies have plummeted this summer despite the record-breaking hot weather, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.

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Events

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Volunteer with us

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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