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Green Hairstreak Green Hairstreak taken on Rodborough Common 17th April 2011. © Sue Dodd
Welcome to the Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation
Our 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.
Events occurring soon
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Work party for scrub clearance.Feb 18, 2017 10:00 - Bill Smyllie Reserve work party
Work party for laying hedge on reserve boundary by road. Gloves and tools provided.Feb 19, 2017 10:00 - Bill Smyllie Reserve work party
Work party for laying hedge on reserve boundary by road. Gloves and tools provided.Feb 23, 2017 20:00 - Cheltenham Indoor Meeting
The main talk will be on Crickley Hill, presented by Julian Bendle, GWT warden for Crickley Hill, Barrow Wake and Kilkenny Viewpoint.Feb 25, 2017 10:00 - Longwood Common / Nottingham Hill work party
Joint scrub bashing work party with the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project.