Scotland

Scottish mountains

Species to look out for

Welcome

AltPearl-bordered Fritillary by Peter Eeleshough 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 Natural Heritage

News

Race to the railway to save rare moth

Butterfly Conservation (BC) Scotland and Network Rail have joined forces in the Scottish Highlands to create new habitat for one of the UK’s rarest moths - the Small Dark Yellow Underwing...

Dragons establish new den near Stirling

A Scottish wildlife reserve, where one of the country’s rarest butterflies can be found, is now home to a number of beautiful dragonfly species, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

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Events

Scotland: Kingshill Work Party

Saturday 25th February 2017, 10am-3pm

Kingshill Local Nature Reserve is one of the best places in Scotland to see a variety of butterflies and moths. Help us keep it what way!

Scotland: Peatland Pearls Butterfly Survey Training

Saturday 4th March 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm

Central Scotland is scattered with many bogs and mosses which along with their fringe woodland habitats provide important for homes for several species of butterfly. In particular the Large Heath, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Green Hairstreak butterflies inhabit these sites and are known to be declining across the UK. Come along to this free training workshop to discover how to survey for these increasingly rare butterflies.

Scotland: Peatland Pearls Butterfly Survey Training

Thursday 9th March 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm

Central Scotland is scattered with many bogs and mosses which along with their fringe woodland habitats provide important for homes for several species of butterfly. In particular the Large Heath, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Green Hairstreak butterflies inhabit these sites and are known to be declining across the UK. Come along to this free training workshop to discover how to survey for these increasingly rare butterflies.

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