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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.
We’ll have a walk around the Ardersier Common area looking for Small Blue. Other species could include Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.
There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community.
This walk, approx. 4 miles in total, mostly on a reasonably flat track, will take us to Loch Morie. On a good day we would hope to see several species of butterfly, a number of different dragonflies and of course some day flying moths.
Join the Highlands and Islands Branch at the Sea and Islands Centre (Arsaig), 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...
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
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.
This practical workshop will look at how to gather, store and propagate seed. We will meet at Talla nan Ros for an introduction before travelling out in shared cars to RSPB Insh Marshes and Newtonmore for seed collection. Then returning to Talla nan Ros for the rest of the workshop.
A look through moth traps run the night before at RSPB Insh Marshes (near Kingussie). Please note: there is a charge for this event. Adults £5, RSPB members £3.
Another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper. The work includes “weeding” sections previously cleared, as well as tackling un-cleared areas.
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.