Marsh Fritillary

Marsh Fritillary © Ken Cservenka
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Welcome to the Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation

ButterflyCakes

For one week only 13-21 September the following tea shops/bistro are offering special butterfly cakes with a donation to Butterfly Conservation:
    • Star Bistro, Pepper Crescent, Cheltenham
    • Star Bistro, Ullenwood, Cheltenham
    • Well Walk Tea Rooms, Cheltenham
    • Jacks, Black Jack Street, Cirencester

Other events being held are:
    • Stanton Rooms, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham
       2-4 pm, Monday 15 September 2014
    • Eastcombe Scout Hut
       11.30 am, Monday 29 September 2014

Why not run your own event – for further details contact Sue Smith via the Committee & Contacts page.

You can still help by donating to Butterfly Conservation via the Just Giving page  https://www.justgiving.com/BigButterflyCakeBake even if you are unable to join in any of these events.

Recent articles

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Sep 03, 2014 - A selection of photos from the Rough Bank opening

Here are some photos taken at the Rough Bank opening on 28th August 2014.
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Sep 02, 2014 - Rough Bank Field Meeting, 30th August

Our first field trip to Rough Bank after the official opening was to look for late summer butterflies, especially the Adonis Blue.

Sep 02, 2014 - Opening of the Rough Bank Reserve, 28 August 2014

At last, the site has finally been officially opened! Numerous supporters were present to witness the Chair of Natural England, Mr Andrew Sells, officially declare the reserve open.

Jun 14, 2014 - Field Trip to Crickley Hill 8th June

Fourteen of us gathered at the Visitor Centre for the field trip at Crickley Hill. Bob Wills who currently does the transect there and David Perkins who used to do the transect came along to show us the best places to see the butterflies.

May 25, 2014 - Bill Smyllie and Masts Field Event

Thirteen people attended this event today. Led by Tricia Atkinson and John Coates, the clouds parted right on cue, the sun shone and the butterflies (and a few moths) came out to play!

Events occurring soon

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Nov 8, 2014 - Branch AGM

Details coming later