Low resolution copies of our annual 'Herald' newsletter, and copies of our quarterly e-news.
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.
Scottish peat bogs are to receive a boost with the launch of a ‘Bog Squad’ dedicated to saving these precious wildlife habitats. The Bog Squad was launched by Ms Aileen Campbell MSP, at Langlands Moss Local Nature Reserve, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire on April 27th.
Check out our latest E-news for Spring 2014 - see under 'Scottish Newsletters' in the 'Publications' box.
One of Scotland’s rarest and most charismatic butterflies – the Chequered Skipper, is far more widespread than previously thought, a survey has revealed.
Eleven MSPs are helping to publicise the plight of Scotland's butterflies and moths by acting as 'Species Champions'.
The Mosses look great at this time of year - plenty of colour, fungi and maybe some moths! We are working here with the Friends of Langlands Moss to help keep the bog wet for rare species such as the Large Heath. The work will involve ditch blocking and scrub removal.
We will continue our work on invasive rhododendron and other scrub, and carry out a peat depth survey at this lovely site inside the Loch Lomond National Park. We are also planning to do some moth-trapping the night before. (N.B. there will be additional workparties here on 18 & 25 October).
Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season. N.B. Please note change of date from that originally stated (to avoid the Ryder Cup!).