Welcome to the Gloucestershire Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Events. We now using the national website for our events, to see them click on https://butterfly-conservation.org/events then select Gloucestershire and click the Search button.

 

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 over 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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<p><b>Scrub-bashers at lunch</b> A lot of conservation work happens in the winter when unwanted trees, bushes and brambles are removed to ensure the grassland is maintained in a fit state. It's surprising how much can be achieved even with a small group like this. Watch the events page of the website for opportunities to join in. <b>©</b> Peter Hugo

Scrub-bashers at lunch A lot of conservation work happens in the winter when unwanted trees, bushes and brambles are removed to ensure the grassland is maintained in a fit state. It's surprising how much can be achieved even with a small group like this. Watch the events page of the website for opportunities to join in. © Peter Hugo

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