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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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August 2016

Mothing by Moonlight

Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
WWT Slimbridge Slimbridge, GL2 7BT United Kingdom + Google Map

Starting with a talk about all things moths (what they are, their diversity, moth feats and their conservation), we will then venture out to see the moths that have been attracted by traps set in the Grounds. This is a hands-on up-close experience to show you the number and diversity of moths that go unnoticed by most of us every night.

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Groveridge Hill

Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Groveridge Banks GL4 8LD United Kingdom + Google Map

Please note that this event is on 28th August - it is shown incorrectly in some other places. This is a second chance to see the beautiful Adonis Blue in case you missed the Selsley Common walk in June. We will follow one of the new walks in the updated Butterfly walks in Gloucestershire booklet. Meet in Brimpsfield village hall car park. GL4 8LD, SO938128. If taking the minor road from Birdlip to reach Brimpsfield the village hall is on…

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September 2016

Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Weeding Session

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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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Prinknash Butterfly Nectar Garden Open Day

Sunday, September 25, 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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October 2016

Huddinknoll Hill

Sunday, October 9, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Huddinknoll Hill

Scrub clearance to enhance Duke of Burgundy habitat. Parking is limited along the roadside on the eastern side of the common, meet at SO846105. (The OS map below marks one of the parking places.) Please share transport if possible to reduce the number of vehicles. Contact Chris Wiltshire on 01453-545509 to confirm the event and to arrange car sharing.

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Branch AGM

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christchurch Hall, Abbeydale, Christchurch Abbeydale, Heron Way, Abbeydale
Gloucester, GL4 5EQ United Kingdom
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Please note the AGM is in October this year instead of November because of clashes with other events. Dave Simcox, Habitat Designs Ltd, and Sarah Meredith from Butterfly Conservation will be talking about their work on the Duke of Burgundy, Painswick Valley Project, and the Large Blue in the Cotswolds.  In particular, they will explain how well the Large Blue has done on Daneway Banks in the last couple of years and how the numbers of butterflies have been calculated. …

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November 2016

Bill Smyllie Reserve Work Party

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bill Smyllie Reserve

Clearing light scrub and rough grassland on slopes of Happy Valley. Gloves and tools
provided.

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Bill Smyllie Reserve Work Party

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bill Smyllie Reserve

Clearing light scrub and rough grassland on slopes of Happy Valley. Gloves and tools
provided.

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Rough Bank work party with Ecotricity

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rough Bank, Near The Camp, Bisley Gloucestershire GL6 7HL United Kingdom + Google Map

Joint BC and Ecotricity work party for scrub clearance.

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December 2016

Longwood Common / Nottingham Hill work party

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Nottingham Hill GL52 3PN United Kingdom + Google Map

Joint scrub bashing work party with the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project.

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