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The Butterfly Conservation Gloucestershire Branch events are now listed on the Butterfly Conservation national website. To see them click https://butterfly-conservation.org/events, select the Gloucestershire branch and click the Search button.

March 2016

Prestbury Hill Reserve

Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Prestbury Reserve

Scrub bashing in area below Cotswold Way. Gloves and tools provided. Location: Meet at entrance to main reserve Grid ref: SO 993244. Contact: John Coates 01242 510946 or 07776 142482 or Rob Mabbett 01242 233792

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Prestbury Hill Reserve

Sunday, March 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Prestbury Reserve

Scrub bashing in area below Cotswold Way. Gloves and tools provided. Location: Meet at entrance to main reserve Grid ref: SO 993244. Contact: John Coates 01242 510946 or 07776 142482 or Rob Mabbett 01242 233792

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Rough Bank Work Party

Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rough Bank, Near The Camp, Bisley Gloucestershire GL6 7HL United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at the entrance, grid reference SO914087. Contact: Sue Smith 01453-882127, Chris Wiltshire 01453-545509.

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April 2016

Stroud Indoor Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Hub, Tobacconist Road
Minchinhamption, GL6 9JJ United Kingdom
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£3

"Wildlife of a Gloucestershire Garden" by David Priddis. The talk includes examples of most taxa, including fungi, wild flowers, insects, spiders, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, etc., to show there is more to a garden than just a single interest and to indicate that everything is linked. Every photo was taken in the garden. The garden comprises about 1.5 acres and some areas are left uncut. There are over 1000 cowslips, 400 spotted orchids, knapweed, etc. and about 23 or more…

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May 2016

Butterfly Recorders Meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 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)

Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edge Common GL6 6ND United Kingdom + Google Map

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 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

Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Hartpury College GL19 3BE + Google Map

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

Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 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

Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Strawberry Banks GL6 7NS United Kingdom + Google Map

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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