Scottish mountains

Species to look out for


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


Where are our high-summer butterflies?

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.

Soggy summer risk to Scottish butterflies

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.

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Wester Moss Work Party, Stirling

Sunday 4th September 2016, 10.00am-3.00pm

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.

Scotland: Members' Day

Saturday 8th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm

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.

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