Species to look out for
Welcome to the Glasgow & SW Scotland Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The 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.
We will be at our Wester Moss reserve at Fallin, to carry out a survey for the rare Bog Sun-jumper spider (Heliophanus dampfi), and are calling on local 'citizen scientists' to join in the hunt. This event takes place during Big Butterfly Count - why not download a...
The Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch invite all to this butterfly walk in the Birkshaw Forest, where we hope to see Essex Skipper and possibly Small & Large Skipper butterflies, and why not do a Big Butterfly Count too?
Join the Dumfries & Galloway sub-group of the Glasgow and South West Scotland Branch on a walk where we hope to see Scotch Argus butterflies & much else.
Julie Williams elected as Butterfly Conservation Chief Executive
Sir David Attenborough warns of a critical summer for butterflies
Butterfly man awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours list