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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.

September 2015

Lower Moor Farm and Clattinger

Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lower Moor Farm SN16 9TW United Kingdom + Google Map

This end of season joint field trip with Wiltshire Branch is to look for the elusive Brown Hairstreak. Depending on how the search goes we may move on to another nearby location in the afternoon. Bring a packed lunch. Target Species: Late summer butterflies Grid Ref & Directions: Meet in the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust car park of Lower Moor Farm at SU 008 937 (Map 173). For satnav the nearest postcode is SN16 9TW. Leader: Andrew Daw (07778 146297)

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National Moth Night

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Saturday, September 12, 2015

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. There will be both local and national events associated with this so watch the websites nearer the time. Every year Moth Night has a theme, although recorders are always welcome and encouraged to do their own thing. This year the theme is migration. (If you want…

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Prinknash Butterfly Garden Open

Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 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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Moth breakfast at Barnwood Arboretum

Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barnwood Arboretum, Church Lane, Barnwood
Gloucester, GL4 3JB United Kingdom
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Event cancelled - sorry for any disappointment.

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October 2015

Bill Smyllie Reserve Work Party

Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bill Smyllie Reserve

Scrub bashing! Not sure what it is then come and join us in this essential conservation work and see for yourself. This is a wonderful reserve next to Cleeve Hill.

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Bill Smyllie Reserve Work Party

Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bill Smyllie Reserve

If you're missing Saturday 18th then here's your chance to make up for it on Sunday - or you can do both days, there's plenty of scrub!

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November 2015

Annual Plumed Prominent Event

Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Monday, November 30, 2015

This national event takes place annually on one or more nights during November at locations in the Cotswolds. Possible sites this year are Lineover Wood and Miserden. You will need to pre-register your interest for this event as it takes place at very short notice to coincide with optimum weather conditions.    

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Branch AGM

Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christchurch Hall, Abbeydale, Christchurch Abbeydale, Heron Way, Abbeydale
Gloucester, GL4 5EQ United Kingdom
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The afternoon starts at 2.00 pm with the AGM followed by a break for refreshments, looking at the photo competition entries and chatting. Finally there is a talk by Peter Cranswick "What's flying tonight - an introduction to the weird and wonderful world of moths and what might be in your back garden without you knowing it".

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Rough Bank Work Party

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 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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Coombe Hill, Wootton-under-Edge

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coombe Hill, Wootton-under-Edge

Cutting (and then treating) scrub and hopefully felling some trees and some brush-cutting. Work will be on fairly steep slopes of this SSSI, so good footwear is essential.

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