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May 2015

Strawberry Banks

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Strawberry Banks

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.

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June 2015

Miserden

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Miserden

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.

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Westley Farm

June 7 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Westley Farm,
Chalford, GL6 8HP United Kingdom
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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.

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Magnificent Meadows At Night

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Old Prison, Northleach,
The Old Prison, Fosse Way, Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH United Kingdom
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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.

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Wild Farming – a guided walk on Cleeve Common

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cleeve Common Quarry Car Park,
GL52 3PW United Kingdom
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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.

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Moth Evening at the Orangery

June 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Museum in the Park,
Stratford Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF United Kingdom
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This moth event is organised by Mike McCrea and is part of the Stroud Festival of Nature.

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Stroud Festival of Nature – Launch Event

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Subscription Rooms,
Stroud, GL5 1AE United Kingdom
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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.

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Prinknash Butterfly Garden Open

June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden,
Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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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.

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Daneway Banks – Large Blue

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daneway Banks,

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.

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Matthew Oates talk

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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/.

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