Events

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

To find an event near you just select your branch area (see In Your Area to find the closest branch to you) and then click the Filter button. You can also refine your selection using the Categories on the left-hand panel.

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East Scotland: Easter Drumclair Field Trip

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 10.30am-3.00pm
Easter Drumclair, Limerigg, West Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch for a very easy walk along a level track up to the moss at Easter Drumclair to see the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries there.

Large Heath

East Scotland: Auchencorth Moss Field Trip

Sunday 10th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Penicuik, Lothians

Join the East Scotland Branch for a walk over this moss to the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) part of it, to try and confirm the presence of the Large Heath butterfly.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Northern Brown Argus Identification & Survey

Saturday 16th July 2016, 10.30am-3pm
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire

Would you like to be able to identify the various stages of the Northern Brown Argus butterfly – adult, larva and egg? This free event will help you to identify this relatively rare species and show you how to survey for it in other locations.

Les

East Scotland: Moth Identification at Crombie Country Park

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm
Monikie, north-east of Dundee, Angus

Join Rangers and local moth recorders as they empty the moth traps which have been running overnight. This event is free to attend, though a car park fee is payable on entry to the park.

Northern Brown Argus

East Scotland: Pease Bay Field Trip

Sunday 17th July 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm
Cockburnspath, East Lothian

Join the East Scotland Branch on a trip to this local nature reserve (LNR) to see the Northern Brown Argus butterfly colonies there. A walk up the glen later may also allow us to see Speckled Wood.

Les

East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Moths In The Morning

Tuesday 26th July 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm
Muir Of Dinnet NNR, Aberdeenshire

Discover the marvellous moths caught in live traps set overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (NNR), followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time and weather allow. You can also find out how you can take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

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East Scotland Aberdeenshire: A Wild Night At Carnie Woods

Friday 29th July 2016, 8.30pm-0.00am
Westhill, West Of Aberdeen

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths - which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

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East Scotland: Highland Butterflies and Moths course

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd August 2016, 5pm-4pm
near Pitlochry, north-west of Dundee

This Field Studies Council course will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides, daytime field visits to a variety of habitats and overnight mercury vapour lights run in the extensive wooded grounds at Kindrogan. Help and advice will be given on identification, ways of recording and classification.

Moth Trapping

East Scotland Borders: Moth-ing @ Harestanes

Friday 26th August 2016, 8.00pm-10.30pm
Harestanes Country Visitor Centre

An opportunity to see some colourful late summer moths in the wooded areas of Harestanes Country Visitor Centre.

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Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm
Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.