Glasgow & SW Scotland branch

Mabie Forest

Species to look out for


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.



Northern Brown Argus Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 0.00pm-3.30pm

A walk from Birthwood Rd car park up the Girdle Burn to search for Northern Brown Argus butterfly and their eggs.

Muirshiel Butterfly Walk & Picnic

Sunday 3rd July 2016, 11.00am-3.00pm

Branch Chairman Paul Mapplebeck will lead a walk from Muirshiel Visitor Centre looking for Common Blue, Small Pearl-bordered fritillary etc. etc.

Golden Skippers Butterfly Walk

Sunday 31st July 2016, 11.00am-4.00pm

Organised by our D&G subgroup the target species are Small & Essex Skippers but there should be many other species too including possibly Large Skipper - the 3rd member in our area of what are known as the Golden Skippers.

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Saving Scotland’s Butterflies

An innovative project to halt the decline of butterflies in urban areas of central Scotland has been launched in Glasgow - can you help?

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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