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.
Species to look out for
Although a third of the UK in terms of land area, Scotland has less than one-tenth of the population, so ensuring our butterflies and moths are well-recorded can present quite a challenge to our volunteers and staff. Despite the seemingly unfavourable weather, our butterflies and moths are generally faring better in the uplands than in the intensively-farmed east.
We have enjoyed excellent long-term support from Scottish Natural Heritage for most of our activities in Scotland.
Habitat for the UK’s smallest butterfly is expanding along the Ayrshire coast thanks to a project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in partnership with Butterfly Conservation Scotland and local links golf courses.
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.
We will continue our work on this great little bog in Fallin, just outside Stirling. The work will involve ditch-blocking and removal of small conifer saplings. The work is supported by IFLI and EcocoLife.
Come along to find out how to collect wildflower seeds to help butterflies!
Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.