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

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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Events

Members' Day, Scotland

Saturday 10th October 2015, 10.00am-5.00pm

Our annual Members' Day, an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season. Details will be published nearer the time.

Recorders' Gathering, Perth

Saturday 19th March 2016, 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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