People in central Scotland are being asked to help protect butterflies in their area, following the severe decline of three previously common species...
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.
A rare and unusual moth that disguises itself as a bee has been unexpectedly discovered at a Lanarkshire nature reserve, Butterfly Conservation Scotland has confirmed.
An overlooked yet beautiful butterfly has been seen in much greater numbers than normal in Scotland this year...
The Bog Squad will be helping Buglife to restore Fannyside Muir near Cumbernauld with scrub clearance and ditch damming. The Muir is home to a wintering flock of Taiga Bean geese and also supports a wide variety of butterfly, moth and bug species.
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.