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.

High brown fritillary

Highlands And Islands: Trip To Silverdale, Cumbria

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016
Silverdale

This is a Highlands and Islands Branch long weekend trip to Cumbria, leaving early Friday morning and returning late on the Sunday. Attendees will stay at Challan Hall B&B and visit several sites around the Silverdale area. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Trapping At Kiltarlity

Saturday 30th July 2016, 10am-1pm
Highland Liliums Garden Centre, Kiltarlity

This event will be part of an open day held by Highland Liliums Garden centre. If weather conditions are reasonable, a good variety of moths should have been caught in the traps placed in the surrounding area the night before. EARLY JULY - LATE AUGUST; DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

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Highlands And Islands: Tomintoul Moths

Sunday 31st July 2016, 10am-2pm
Tomintoul Area

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 event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Moth Mania At The Marshes

Saturday 6th August 2016, 10am-2pm
Insh Marshes NNR near Kingussie

Join the Highlands and Islands Branch for a look through moth traps as part of the reserve’s annual monitoring of Dark Bordered Beauty moth, found at only three locations in Scotland. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count.

Scotch Argus

Highlands And Islands: River Spey From Cromdale

Saturday 13th August 2016, 10.30am-2.30pm
Spey near Cromdale

We’ll walk upstream beside the Spey on a Fisherman’s track past farm fields to an open area beside woodland. We are hoping to see Scotch Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath, Common Blue and Speckled Wood butterflies, amongst others.

Les

Highlands And Islands: Speyside Centre Moths

Sunday 21st August 2016, 10am-1pm
Speyside Centre near Dulnain Bridge

The Speyside Centre provides a sheltered car park surrounded by woodland. Moth traps will be run here the previous night and we will see what we catch. Hopefully, moths may be attracted by the range of flowers in the garden centre.

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Highlands And Islands: Polmaily Work Party

Saturday 17th September 2016, 10.30am-4pm
Polmaily - 2 miles west of Drumnadrochit

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 uncleared areas.

Green Hair

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.