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The locations of some events do not have a postcode so that Google maps are not very useful. You can see Ordnance Survey maps for these sites at Useful maps.
Strawberry Banks is an SSSI consisting of unimproved limestone grassland surrounded by trees. It has a particularly good range of plants and invertebrates. The main target of this visit is the Marsh Fritillary butterfly but other butterflies will be seen.Find out more »
We will follow a transect route. Expect to see Brimstone, Orange Tip, Common Blue and Speckled Wood. We may also see Small Copper, Dingy and Large Skipper and Pearl-bordered Fritillary.Find out more »
Westley Farm has been improved for wildlife in general over the last few years and especially for wildflowers and butterflies – it is one of the few places where the Marsh Fritillary can be seen.
This event is a picnic with the chance to experience the wildlife.Find out more »
This is organised by the Magnificent Meadows Project and is about moths, represented by Peter Cranswick, and bats. More details at http://www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk/visit-learn/event/magnificent-meadows-at-night.Find out more »
Farming wildlife instead of wheat?! As part of the Saving Our Magnificent Meadows project, join us on this guided walk, lead by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens with our Senior Ranger David Stevenson and our Conservation Officer Ellie Phillips, to discover Cleeve Common as a working farm.Find out more »
This moth event is organised by Mike McCrea and is part of the Stroud Festival of Nature.Find out more »
We will be taking part in the launch event with a display at the Subscription Rooms. For more details see the Stroud Festival of Nature post. If you want to help please contact Sue Smith.Find out more »
The Gloucestershire Butterfly Conservation branch opened it’s first butterfly nectar garden at The Monastery Garden at Prinknash in 2010. So far well over 100 different varieties of plants have gone into making a very attractive area within the old walled garden that was originally tended by the monks of the Monastery. The garden is visited by a good variety of butterflies, moths, bees and other insects.Find out more »
Daneway Banks is now owned by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
The Large Blue was re-introduced several years ago and after a shaky start now seems to be well established, they should be at their peak for this visit.
This is organised by the Stroud Valleys Project. More details can be found on their website nearer the time, see SVP events. Matthew has a new book In Pursuit of Butterflies – A 50-year Affair published in June, see http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/in-pursuit-of-butterflies-9781472924506/.Find out more »