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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Find out which moths like to be beside the seaside as we look at what’s been caught in a moth trap set overnight on the Banffshire coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Come and visit the Butterfly Conservation stand at Duthie Park Environment Day. We will show live moths from overnight trapping, plus have children's activities and free leaflets to take away.
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.
Join the East Scotland Branch for a walk near the Southern Upland Way to see a Northern Brown Argus butterfly colony and other butterflies and moths found in this gently hilly country.
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.
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.
Get up close and personal with bats and moths - come and dispel all your fears of these intriguing animals!
Join the East Scotland Branch moth trapping in Coire Fee. This event is for experienced moth-ers only.
Several areas of suitable habitat will be explored to try and locate more colonies of the beautiful, velvety Scotch Argus butterfly.
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.
An opportunity to see some colourful late summer moths in the wooded areas of Harestanes Country Visitor Centre.
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.