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.

East Scotland Angus - Coire Fee NNR

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th July 2015
Coire Fee NNR, Glen Doll, Glen Clova, Angus

An opportunity for experienced moth-ers to trap in the varied habitats and mountainous surroundings of Coire Fee NNR. This will extend through Friday night, Saturday daytime, and Saturday night subject to the number of attendees.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - LARGE HEATH BUTTERFLY SURVEY

Saturday 11th OR (only if poor weather on 11th) Saturday 18th July 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Red Moss Of Netherley, Near Stonehaven

Come and help look for the Large Heath on the Red Moss of Netherley Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve near Stonehaven, a lowland raised bog currently undergoing restoration work to prevent it from drying out.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-2.00pm
Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik, Midlothian

A walk across this moss to the SSSI at the far end of the site. Half of this moss has been dug up for garden peat. The other half has been left as a pristine moss. We wish to se whether the Large Heath butterfly can still be found here.

East Scotland, Lothians

Sunday 12th July 2015, 10.30am-2.00pm
Auchencorth Moss, Penicuik, Midlothian

A walk across this moss to the SSSI on the half of the moss that is still left after the extraction for garden peat one the rest of the moss. We would like to find out if the Large Heath butterfly is still present on the half of the moss that is still there.

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East Scotland: Angus - Balgavies Loch Bioblitz

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015, 7.30pm-4.00pm

A comprehensive exploration of the SWT Balgavies Reserve with the objective of recording as many species as possible over 24 hours. Activities will start on the Saturday evening. with moth trapping and wine ropes starting around 7:30pm. Traps will be opened at 10:00am on Sunday with butterfly walks during the day.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - MOTHS IN THE MORNING

Thursday 23rd July 2015, 10.00am-0.30pm
Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre, Near Dinnet, Aboyne

Discover the marvellous moths caught in the live traps set up overnight in the woods on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time allows.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - A WILD NIGHT AT KINCORTH!

Friday 24th July 2015, 8.30pm-12.00am
Kincorth Local Nature Reserve, 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.

Butterfly ID day

East Scotland - Perthshire - Butterfly ID Day

Sunday 26th July 2015, 10.30am-3.30pm
RSPB Loch Leven (Vane Farm)

A Butterfly Identification day to get you set up for spotting and recording. And it's in the middle of the summer's Big Butterfly Count too!

East Scotland: Angus - Bary Buddon Joint Meeting

Sunday 16th August 2015, 9.45am-5.00pm

Barry Buddon is the largest and best area of sand dunes and dune slacks in this part of Eastern Scotland. By arrangement, we are allowed to spend a day freely exploring the wildlife delights of this valuable array of habitats. Moth traps will be run overnight at Cowbyres and there are over 14 species of butterfly recorded for this site

East Scotland Angus - Crombie Country Park

Sunday 23rd August 2015, 10.00am-0.00pm
Crombie Country Park, Monikie, Broughty Ferry

Moth trapping on Saturday night. Examination and identification session on Sunday morning from 10.00am - 12.00 midday with Rangers and local moth recorder.

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East Scotland - Borders - Moths At Woodside Walled Garden

Friday 11th to Saturday 12th September 2015, 6.30pm-10.30am
Woodside Walled Garden near Ancrum

Come along on Moth Night Scotland to set up some light traps and enjoy a talk by Malcolm Lindsay with a buffet supper. Then on the Saturday morning there's the opportunity to see what was caught in the traps.

East Scotland: Aberdeenshire - NOCTURNAL MOTH ADVENTURES (MOTH NIGHT 2015)

Saturday 12th September 2015, 8.00pm-10.00pm (but may continue later, moths-permitting!)
St. Cyrus NNR, near Montrose

St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve is home to a huge variety of butterflies and moths, but many people miss the moths that fly at night. Join local experts to discover the amazing variety of moths and listen out for night hunters including owls and bats with a bat detector!