An initiative by Scottish Environment Link has resulted in more than 50 MSPs adopting threatened species in Scotland, and nine MSPs have chosen to champion butterflies or moths. The downloadable flier illustrates the first seven MSPs to pick one of our key species, but now we also have Clare Adamson (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary ) and John Scott (Grayling) supporting our work.
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.