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


E-News Update

Check out our latest E-news for Winter 2014/5 - see under 'Scottish Newsletters' in the 'Publications' box.

Bog Squad to protect peatlands

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.

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Wester Moss Workparty, Stirling

Saturday 7th February 2015, 10.00am-3.30pm

Come along and beat those winter blues by helping us conserve the boggy habitat of rare animals and plants by clearing invasive conifers and damming old drainage ditches.

Bog Squad Workparty,Langlands Moss LNR

Sunday 22nd February 2015, 10.00am-3.00pm

We are continuing our work here with the fantastic Friends of Langlands Moss to help keep the bog nice and wet for rare species. The work will involve ditch blocking and maybe also some scrub removal.

Recorders' Gathering, Perth

Saturday 7th March 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm

Our annual meeting for all those involved or interested in recording butterflies and moths in Scotland. All welcome!

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