If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Gloucestershire Branch.
Species to look out for
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have discovered that moths may play a much broader role as plant pollinators than previously suspected.
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.
Thursday 17th January 2019, 10am - 3pm
Prestbury Hill - Bill Smyllie Reserve
Work party to reduce scrub and maintain grassland on the Bill Smyllie Reserve at Prestbury Hill.
Sunday 3rd February, 2019, 10.00am-3.30pm
Work Party at Rough Bank - mainly scrub and tree thinning.
Saturday 9th February 2019, 10.00am-3.00pm
Prestbury Hill - The Masts Reserve
Work party to reduce scrub and maintain grassland on The Masts Reserve at Prestbury Hill.
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.