The East Scotland Branch Action Plan summarises existing knowledge of the distribution, status and ecology of high and medium priority butterflies and moths in Eastern Scotland, and outlines actions and targets for their conservation.
Species to look out for
Welcome to the East Scotland branch of Butterfly Conservation.
We aim to provide information about the activities of our branch in the Scottish Borders; the Lothians, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the East Scotland branch.
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.
People in central Scotland are being asked to help protect butterflies in their area, following the severe decline of three previously common species...
An overlooked yet beautiful butterfly has been seen in much greater numbers than normal in Scotland this year...
Our annual spring Recorders Gathering is an informal meeting when we get together to look back on the recording highlights of the previous year, and discuss and plan surveys and monitoring for the coming one. There is a small charge of £10 to cover the venue and lunch costs. Booking is required by 6th March.
Join local recorders and staff at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre as they identify moths caught in the previous nights traps and see more traps in action.
Small Blue Butterfly Survey 2015
Read this fascinating update on the Small Blue butterfly in Berwickshire and Northumberland by one of our Branch volunteers, Iain Cowe.
You can also find out Iain's plans to further survey this butterfly in 2016 and how you can help - just click on the image!