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<p><b>Spindle Ermine</b> Photographed 11th June 2013, the caterpillars are feeding under their tent, on spindle at Witcombe reservoir. <b>©</b> Terry Fenton

Spindle Ermine Photographed 11th June 2013, the caterpillars are feeding under their tent, on spindle at Witcombe reservoir. © Terry Fenton

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Welcome to the Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Walks front coverOur new Gloucestershire Walks booklet is now available so you can discover for yourself some of the wonders of our beautiful county. Click here for details about purchasing your own copy.

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.

Recent articles

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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Dec 11, 2016 10:00 - Rough Bank Work Party

Work party for scrub clearance.

Jan 1, 2017 10:00 - Bathurst Estate Overley Wood Work Party

Scrub bashing at Overley Wood.