Glasgow & SW Scotland branch

Mabie Forest

Species to look out for

Welcome

Welcome to the Glasgow & SW Scotland Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Scotch Argus by Jim BlackThe branch area includes Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Greater Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll, the Argyll islands, Dunbartonshire & Loch Lomond. This includes Scotland's first National Park: Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. These regions include a diverse range of landscapes providing a range of habitats from the fertile central lowlands and coastal parts of Ayrshire/Dumfries & Galloway to the moorland of more inland areas of these counties and to the rugged mountain scenery of the southern highlands and Argyll and to the unique scenery and habitats of the Argyll islands.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Glasgow & SW Scotland branch.

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Events

Mabie Forest Butterfly Walk

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 10.45am

A walk to hopefully see Pearl-bordered Fritillary & whatever else is on the wing.

Dingy Skipper Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015: 1.30pm

A guided walk to hopefully see Dingy Skipper butterflies - one of the rarer species in our area.

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News

Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies has seen a big increase in numbers at the Mabie Forest near Dumfries in South West Scotland.

Scottish Bogs Bounce Back To Life

Scottish peat bogs are making a comeback after a year of hard work by the ‘Bog Squad’ – a group of volunteers dedicated to saving these precious wildlife habitats.

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