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If you would like to join in with some conservation work please contact the organiser the day before to make sure that it is still going ahead. All you need is some warm, waterproof clothing, boots and a packed lunch.

The locations of some events do not have a postcode so that Google maps are not very useful. You can see Ordnance Survey maps for these sites at  Useful maps.

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July 2017

Rough Bank

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rough Bank, Near The Camp, Bisley Gloucestershire GL6 7HL United Kingdom + Google Map

Rough Bank has a fantastic range of butterflies, moths and wildflowers. This walk is in part to celebrate National Meadows Day and is also a Stroud Nature 2017 event.

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Westonbirt Arboretum Bioblitz

Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Westonbirt Arboretum GL8 8QS United Kingdom + Google Map

The Forestry Commission will be running their first ever Westonbirt Arboretum bioblitz. Butterfly Conservation is organising the overnight moth trapping part of the event.

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Stroud Festival of Nature

Sunday, July 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stratford Park GL5 4AF United Kingdom + Google Map

A wide range of conservation groups and other wildlife related people such as artists and the canal trust come together to celebrate wildlife in the Stroud area. There is something for everyone and we especially like to encourage young people and families.

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Big Butterfly Count

Friday, July 14, 2017 - Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over 36,000 people took part in 2016, counting almost 400,000 individual butterflies and day-flying moths across the UK. Big Butterfly Count 2017 will take place from Friday 14 July to Sunday 6 August.

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Prinknash weeding session

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden, Prinknash Abbey
Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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This is a weeding session to prepare the garden for the next open day on 23rd July. Extra hands are always welcome. If the weather is bad then another day during the week may be used instead so please contact Tricia Atkinson.

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Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 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. When possible we have a display of live moths too. No charge for the garden entry.  There is a large car park and a café. There is also a large bird and deer park but there…

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Crickley Hill

Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crickley Hill GL4 8JY United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of the Big Butterfly Count, this will be a guided walk to see the many different butterfly species on this site. There will also be moths on display, caught in the moth traps overnight.

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August 2017

Swells Hill

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swells Hill GL5 5BY + Google Map

A chance to see the Chalkhill Blue and other butterflies.

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Prinknash weeding session

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden, Prinknash Abbey
Gloucester, GL4 8EX United Kingdom
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This is a weeding session to prepare the garden for the next open day on 26th August. Extra hands are always welcome. If the weather is bad then another day during the week may be used instead so please contact Tricia Atkinson.

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Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 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. When possible we have a display of live moths too. No charge for the garden entry.  There is a large car park and a café. There is also a large bird and deer park but there…

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