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May 2016

Butterfly Recorders Meeting

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cheese Rollers Inn,
Shurdington Road
Cheltenham, GL51 4XL United Kingdom
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If you live in or near Cheltenham, Gloucester or the Cotswolds north of Stroud and can confidently identify butterflies, please consider recording. This meeting is for current and prospective butterfly recorders.

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Edge Common (Rudge Hill)

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edge Common,
GL6 6ND United Kingdom
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Join Pauline and others to walk over Edge Common where Duke of Burgundy, Green Hairstreak and Dingy Skipper should be seen.

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Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden,
Prinknash Abbey
Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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Preparation for our next next open day. Helpers always welcome but if you are not a 'regular' then phone in advance in case of a late change of time or day.

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Hartpury College Bioblitz

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 11:00 pm
Hartpury College,
GL19 3BE
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This is a bioblitz organised by Hartpury College. Everyone welcome to attend and join in recording.

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Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 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. No charge for the garden entry. There is a large car park and a café.

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Strawberry Banks

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Strawberry Banks,
GL6 7NS United Kingdom
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Strawberry Banks is best known for the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and a wide range of wild flowers; it consists of two fields surrounded by scrub and woodland. This is a good chance to see  Marsh Fritillary, Dingy Skipper, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Blue, Small Heath, Green Hairstreak butterflies. Meet at Oakridge Church, Grid ref SO913034. Please park on the road – not the grass.

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June 2016

May Hill and Newent Woods

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
May Hill & Newent Woods,
United Kingdom

Most of us recognise May Hill as a landmark with its clump of trees on the top. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is a chance to explore May Hill and the adjacent Newent Woods to look for Wood White, Grizzled Skipper and Green Hairstreak butterflies. Park at SO690221 at side of road on crest of the hill on May Hill Common.

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Moth Night 2016

June 9 @ 12:00 am - June 11 @ 11:55 pm

Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public. Every year Moth Night has a theme, although recorders are always welcome and encouraged to do their own thing. The main theme for Moth Night 2016 is Hawk-moths. Each year events are confined to the warmest months and each event will last for three consecutive nights…

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Moths of Bisley Road Cemetery

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bisley Road Cemetery,
GL5 1HF United Kingdom
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Bisley Road Cemetery is a nature reserve and comprises the Victorian Chapel of Rest, old gravestones, unimproved limestone grassland, scrub, plantation woodland, specimen trees and boundary walls. Bob Smith will show and talk about the moths trapped overnight - last year produced some surprises!

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Mothing Evening in Stratford Park

June 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Museum in the Park,
Stratford Park
Stroud, GL5 4AF United Kingdom
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Discover the night-time world of the moths of Stratford Park with expert guide Mike McCrea. Bring a torch, wear sturdy shoes/boots and meet outside the Museum.

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