Scotland

Mountain Ringlet (upperwing)

Scotland's rugged landscape presents a distinctive set of challenges to our team at Butterfly Conservation Scotland.

There are still large populations of species, like the Pearl-bordered and Marsh Fritillaries, which are threatened by habitat loss elsewhere in the UK. There are many species found in Scotland within the UK, such as Kentish Glory, Rannoch Sprawler and Slender Scotch Burnet.

Scotland's upland and northern species such as Large Heath, Mountain Ringlet, Mountain Burnet and Northern Dart could be under threat from climate change and could prove to be useful indicators.

Urban areas and brownfield sites also have value for declining UK species such as Small Blue and Grayling.

One of the challenges we face is that there are relatively few people on the ground identifying important colonies and monitoring trends. Find out how you can get involved or learn more about our Scottish reserves, events and publications on our Scotland page.

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