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May 2015

Cheltenham and North Cotswolds Recorders meeting

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Yard Artspace,
Upper Bath Street, Cheltenham, GL50 2BA United Kingdom
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This meeting is for current and prospective butterfly recorders who live in the Cotswolds north of Stroud. We want to review recording that has taken place and plan this summer’s recording.

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Transect recorders training day at Rough Bank Reserve

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Rough Bank,
Near The Camp, Bisley Gloucestershire GL6 7HL United Kingdom
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This training day is for current and prospective transect walkers. If you have always wondered whether you fancy doing transect recording then please come along. There would be no obligation to take on transect recording afterwards.

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Prinknash Butterfly Garden Open

May 17 @ 12:00 am - 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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Prestbury Hill Reserve

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Prestbury Reserve

Field trip to look for (mainly) Duke of Burgundy and Small Blue.

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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 - 12:00 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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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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