Rough Bank Field Visit, Sunday 21 June 2015

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The car park overflowed!

About 30 people attended the open afternoon along with Jennifer and myself. We split into three groups of ten to a group. Jennifer and I opted to join the group being led by Sue and Bob as we had met them before. It was our first visit to the reserve and as we set off along the bottom path with quite a breeze blowing we were all apprehensive as to maybe what we would see. Read more …

Stroud Festival of Nature

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The Stroud Festival of Nature is a two week celebration of nature of all forms in and around Stroud. There will be a launch event on Saturday 13th June at the Subscription Rooms in the centre of Stroud followed by a wide range of events – including butterflies and moths. Read more …

Moth Crossword – solution

The spring 2015 issue of Antennae contained a ‘Moth Crossword’.

If you are not ready to see the solution yet then please do not click the link. Read more …

A Tale Of The Hare And The Butterfly

Cath Hodsman and Mariposa the hareA statue of a hare has helped raise funds for a newly opened National Nature Reserve in the Cotswolds set to become home to a previously extinct butterfly.

The hare, decorated in butterfly and moth paintings by Gloucestershire artist Cath Hodsman, was sold at auction along with 49 others as part of the Cirencester March Hare Festival over the summer. Read more …

Hailey Wood Work Party

Once a year, usually during early December, the branch organises a work party at Hailey Wood, on the Bathurst Estate to help manage the habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Led by Chris Tracey, fourteen people met at the sawmill at 10am on 6th December on a beautiful, crisp, frosty morning with unbroken sunshine and soon we were hard at it,  clearing scrub and unwanted birch saplings to “open up” areas for the fritillary and also the Grizzled Skipper.
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Reserve Work Parties

Why not join us on one of our regular work parties? These are held throughout the winter months at our Rough Bank and Prestbury Hill reserves and full details are on the branch website. Read more …

Plumed Prominent Event at Lineover Wood

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Photo: Bob Wills

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Maps and pictures – website changes

You can now show a small OS map for a grid reference that you specify. There is a change to the way the pictures on the home page work. And we need more pictures! Read more …

Butterfly Conservation Gloucestershire Branch AGM

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Butterfly Conservation Gloucestershire Branch Annual General Meeting to be held at Christchurch Abbeydale, Heron Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester, GL4 5EQ, at 2 pm on Saturday 8th November 2014

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A selection of photos from the Rough Bank opening

Here are some photos taken at the Rough Bank opening on 28th August 2014. They are arranged as a slide show for each contributor: Katie Callaghan, Ken Cservenka and John Davis.

If you have interesting photos from the day – or of the preparations the day before – then please feel free to send them.

Please note: This post takes a while to load because of all the photos.

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