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May 2017

Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting

May 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cheese Rollers Inn, Shurdington Road
Cheltenham, GL51 4XL United Kingdom
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This meeting is for butterfly recorders who are happy to record in the area of the Cotswolds north and east of the Stroud area. We are always looking for new recorders to help record in this under-recorded area of the county.

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Oakley Wood

May 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakley/Overley Wood, GL7 7HX United Kingdom + Google Map

On this walk we hope to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary. (If you have our booklet "Butterfly Walks in Gloucestershire" then see walk 2.)

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Prinknash weeding session

May 22, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden, Prinknash Abbey
Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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This is a weeding session to prepare the garden for the summer. Extra hands are always welcome. If the weather is bad then another day during the week may be used instead so please contact Tricia Atkinson.

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Prestbury Hill – Bill Smyllie Reserve

May 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prestbury Reserve,

On this walk we especially hope to see the Duke of Burgundy and Small Blue butterflies. (If you have our booklet "Butterfly Walks in Gloucestershire" then see walk 30.)

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June 2017

Brownstone Quarry, Leckhampton Hill

June 3, 2017

This is an introduction to the butterflies of Brownstone Quarry for beginners and is joint meeting with Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common. Booking is essential.

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Cinderford Linear Park

June 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Linear Park, GL14 3HB United Kingdom + Google Map

This area is particularly known for the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Dingy Skipper so we hope to see at least some of these. (If you have our booklet "Butterfly Walks in Gloucestershire" then see walk 20.)

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Yew Tree Farm

June 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yew Tree Farm, GL5 2BU United Kingdom + Google Map

This event includes opening of moth traps set overnight, a butterfly walk and other events to be arranged but probably including pond dipping and a tour of the Community Orchard. This is part of Stroud Nature 2017.

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Prinknash weeding session

June 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden, Prinknash Abbey
Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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This is a weeding session to prepare the garden for the next open day on 17th June. Extra hands are always welcome. If the weather is bad then another day during the week may be used instead so please contact Tricia Atkinson.

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Daneway Banks

June 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Daneway Banks, GL7 6LN United Kingdom + Google Map

Joint visit with the Wiltshire branch to see the butterflies and other fauna and flora on display.

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Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

June 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden, Prinknash Abbey
Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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The Butterfly Nectar Garden at Prinknash is part of the walled garden owned by the monks at Prinknash Abbey, near Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EX.  Members of the Branch will be on hand to answer questions about butterflies and plants and Butterfly Conservation in general. When possible we have a display of live moths too. No charge for the garden entry.  There is a large car park and a café. There is also a large bird and deer park but there…

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