Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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The next AGM and Members' Day will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, GL51 0TS. Information on our AGMs as well as details of our annual reports and reviews can be found here.

Scotland: Wester Moss Work Party

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.00am-3.30pm
Fallin, Stirling

Join us and help to restore this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. We will be ditch blocking, managing scrub, and removing small tree seedlings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.

East Scotland: Shielknowes Field Trip

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Shielknowes, Near. Slamannan, West Lothian

This trip to a raised bog will hopefully get us a sighting of Large Heath. An added bonus could be seeing Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries as well, as they often colonise these sites.

East Scotland: Moths In The Morning

Thursday 20th July 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Burn O’ Vat Visitor Centre, Near Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Discover the amazing diversity of moths and their roles in nature. We will unveil last night’s live moth trap catch, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies...

East Scotland: Aberlady Bay Field Trip

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm
Aberlady Bay local nature reserve, East Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch on a joint field trip with the Edinburgh Natural History Society. There are a few species of butterfly that are good to see at Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve (LNR); we will be looking out for Small Skipper, although we may also see Dark Green Fritillary if we are lucky...

Highlands And Islands: Culbin Bar Kidney Vetch Survey

Sunday 23rd July 2017, 9am-5pm
Culbin Sands, Cloddymoss, between Nairn and Findhorn

Join the Highlands and Isalnds Branch on this survey organised with RSPB of Kidney vetch, the food plant of the Small Blue butterfly, at Culbin Sands on the remote Nairn Bar. This RSPB reserve supports a small local population of Small Blue and Kidney Vetch is the sole food plant of the caterpillars that live in the flower heads...

East Scotland: Moths And Bats At Craigievar

Friday 28th July 2017: 8.30pm - late
Craigievar Castle, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire

Join the East Scotland Branch, National Trust for Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Services to learn more about the fascinating world of moths and help set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night -flying creatures...

Highlands And Islands: Arisaig Butterflies And Moths

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-4.00pm
Arisaig, Land, Sea & Islands Centre

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre ( Arisaig), where we will gather for tea, coffee and home-bakes before checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before. This will be followed by a field visit to a suitable location nearby (possibly Morar beach) to look for...

East Scotland: Moths And More At Paxton House

Sunday 30th July 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm
Paxton House, Berwickshire, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch at this family event, where there will be the opportunity to see moths up close, plus fun activities for youngsters...

Highlands And Islands: A Morning Of Moths - Intro To Moths & Moth Trapping Course

Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 9.30am-2.30pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

This is a beginners’ introduction to moths course at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie), covering identification of moths along with techniques and equipment involved in surveying and monitoring moths. We will look through moth traps run the night before. Please note: there is a charge for this event: Adults £12.50 RSPB Members £10

Highlands And Islands: Moth Mania At The Marshes

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.00am-2.00pm
RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps at RSPB Insh Marshes, near Kingussie as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. Apart from DBB, lots of other moths will be seen.

East Scotland: Eildon Hills Walk

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10.30am-4pm
Eildon Hills, south of Melrose, Borders

Join the East Scotland Branch on this outing arranged by the local Scottish Wildlife Trust group for a chance to explore the Eildon Hills, their wildlife (especially butterflies and moths), geology and archaeology...