All Butterfly Conservation events are cancelled until further notice.
We are doing everything we can to provide support and reassurance to our staff, volunteers and supporters in these uncertain and challenging times. We wish to play our part in keeping people healthy and safe.
Following government guidance, we have decided all of our events involving staff and volunteers must be cancelled. This includes both indoor and outdoor activities.
We will review arrangements for future months in due course in light of any updates to government guidance and share updates on our website and social media channels and by email to those registered with us.
These are exceptional times and we will work to support each other and keep you updated.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Gloucestershire Branch.
Antennae. The spring edition of Antennae will not be posted but it can be downloaded here. An email about this will be sent to all branch members for whom we have an email address. A few copies will be printed for posting to the small number of members that we cannot contact by email.
As most branch members know Jen Gilbert and Julian Bendle are employed by Butterfly Conservation to work on the Back from the Brink Project and are based in Stroud. The project is now in its final year and has produced an interim report.
Species to look out for
Find out more
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.
Please be aware that all our offices, including Manor Yard at Lulworth, are now closed due to government advice re Coronavirus Covid-19.
The summer of 2019 boosted UK butterfly population to give them their best year since 1997 according to a study.
While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature.
As we’re all being encouraged to spend more time in our homes and feeling the worry and anxiety of 24/7 news coverage of the global pandemic, Butterfly Conservation is suggesting a way to look after your mental health by spending time in your garden or outdoor spaces.
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.