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.
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.
Scottish peat bogs are making a comeback after a year of hard work by the ‘Bog Squad’ – a group of volunteers dedicated to saving these precious wildlife habitats.
Our latest full-colour newsletter is now available to download - see under 'Scottish Newsletters' in the 'Publications' box.
This will be the Bog Squad's first visit to Kingshill and we shall be conducting a peat depth survey of the peatland as well as removing some of the small birch, willow and pine scrub which is growing on the bog.
Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!
Logierait Mire is an important site in the hills for damselflies. We will be working to block up a ditch which will hopefully lead to more water being retained on-site and consequently help maintain the habitat. This is our first joint workparty with the British Dragonfly Society.