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Dragons establish new den near Stirling

A Scottish wildlife reserve, where one of the country’s rarest butterflies can be found, is now home to a number of beautiful dragonfly species, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

Where are our high-summer butterflies?

Butterfly Conservation Scotland is appealing for residents of Scotland’s towns and cities to keep their eyes peeled for some of our favourite and most brightly-coloured butterflies.

Soggy summer risk to Scottish butterflies

This year’s slow spring and soggy summer could pose a risk to the UK’s common butterflies, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC) has warned. The charity is asking people in Scotland to take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count so experts can chart the effects of the poor weather conditions on species like the Red Admiral, Small Copper and Green-veined White butterflies.

Butterfly Allotments Survey

Butterfly Conservation Scotland wants people using allotments, community growing spaces and community gardens to have a good look at their patch to see which butterflies are making their homes nearby.

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?

Moths of the Month: August

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: July

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

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.

Moths of the Month: May

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: April

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

E-News Update

Check out our latest E-news for Spring 2015 - see under 'Scottish Newsletters' in the 'Publications' box.

Moths of the Month: October

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: September

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: August

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: July

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Rare Moth Found in Scottish Highlands

One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.

Moths of the Month: June

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Rare Butterfly Flutters Into Festival

Wildlife-lovers are invited to spot one of Scotland’s rarest butterflies - the Chequered Skipper - at this year’s Wild Lochaber Festival in the West Highlands.

Moths of the Month : May

More beautiful moths emerging now for May! Continuing the monthly series illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area. Text and photos by Roy Leverton.

Rare Moth in Strathcarron

An exciting find in Strathcarron of Ethmia pyrausta, only the 5th British record of this moth!

Moths of the Month: April

Many more moths are emerging now spring has arrived! Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton.

Flightless Beauties

Many thanks to Highland Branch member Jane Bowman for sending in her wonderful photographs of the females of two of the moth species in which the females are naturally flightless - the Belted Beauty and Rannoch Brindled Beauty ...