There are many ways in which you can get involved in our work. This spring we will be concentrating on surveys for Chequered Skipper, Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing.
Surveys & Monitoring
Priorities for 2013 are listed below. Details on how you can get involved in these surveys will be posted on our Scotland pages in mid April.
Chequered Skipper, Small Blue and Large Heath (in the central belt).
Dark Bordered Beauty, Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing.
If you can help with survey or monitoring these species and/or their habitats, please get in touch.
Practical habitat management work
The number of sites where we are involved carrying out practical work is increasing:
Wester Moss, Stirling - our workparties involve pulling up young pine and building dams on our peatland nature reserve.
We hope to soon be working on more peatland sites in the central belt.
We are also involved in a long-term project to tackle invasive, non-native cotoneaster from a Slender Scotch Burnet site on Mull.
(Work on our two reserves at Mabie Forest and Loch Arkaig is currently carried out by Forest Enterprise).
Please get in touch to find out details of our next volunteer workparty, or check our Events page.
Helping at shows
Please contact your regional Branch to see if you can help at any other shows or similar events.
Giving talks and helping at events
Please contact your regional Branch to see if you can help at any events (e.g. moth trapping)or similar events.
Please get in touch with the Stirling office or your Branch if you can offer to do talks on behalf of Butterfly Conservation Scotland.
If you are new to our work then our volunteer handbook is here to help you get started. Or maybe you need to know where to get a butterfly net or who to send your records to? Its all in our recently-updated Volunteer Handbook!
We would be keen to hear if you find it useful, or what else it should contain. Please send your comments to our Stirling Office.