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


Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

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 Bogs Bounce Back To Life

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.

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Kingshill Local Nature Reserve Workparty, Scotland

Sunday 7th June 2015, 10am-3.30pm

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.

Royal Highland Show

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June 2015, 9.30am-4.30pm

Come and see our many-legged and winged livestock within the RSPB marquee!

Bog Squad Workparty, Logierait Mire

Saturday 20th June 2015

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.

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