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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

  • Butterflies bounce back in heatwave summer

    UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.

  • New sites for rare beetle discovered

    One of the UK’s most highly threatened and unusual beetles has been discovered in a number of new locations in the Cotswolds thanks to an innovative conservation scheme.

  • Introducing the Butterfly Effect

    Introducing Gloucestershire’s new community and education project, Restore Our Planet’s ‘Butterfly Effect’ and its new project officer, Matt Brierley.

     

  • Street lights affect wildflower pollination

    Street lighting operating all night can alter the natural pollination of a common wildflower, a study involving Butterfly Conservation (BC) has 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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