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Welcome to the Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Gloucestershire is a wonderful county for nature and offers something for everyone. We have a wide range of habitats including urban areas in Gloucester and North Bristol, wild areas in the Forest of Dean, open commons such as Minchinhampton and Rodborough, old quarries like Breakheart near Dursley.

There are well over 100 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing a variety of rare and interesting plants, insects and other wildlife. Butterfly Conservation owns three reserves in the county - the Bill Smyllie Reserve, the Masts Reserve and Rough Bank.

Nearly 50 species of butterfly and almost 1700 species of moth have been recorded in the county.

To learn more about the Gloucestershire branch of Butterfly Conservation please look at our About page or just start exploring the website.

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Oct 18, 2016 - More website changes

There have been two sets of changes to the website in the last two or three weeks. If you see anything ‘strange’ then this is the place to look.

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Events occurring soon

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Oct 29, 2016 02:00 - Branch AGM

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 […]