A landscape-scale project to restore some of Lanarkshire’s precious peatlands has been launched by Large Heath Species Champion, Aileen Campbell MSP at Braehead near Lanark. The £100K project is funded by WREN, EcocoLIFE and Butterfly Conservation's 'Matchpot' fund.
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.
Butterfly Conservation Scotland has teamed up with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to provide more habitat for butterflies high above the streets of Edinburgh.
Butterfly Conservation (BC) Scotland and Network Rail have joined forces in the Scottish Highlands to create new habitat for one of the UK’s rarest moths - the Small Dark Yellow Underwing...
Dates To Remember
Saturday 7th October: Members' Day
An informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and to learn more about the butterflies near you and what you can do to help.
All Scottish events
A new Tropical Butterfly House has opened at this very popular family adventure venue. We will get a “behind the scenes” look at the running of the facility.
This event will search for the spectacular Kentish Glory moth in suitable habitat (open areas with stands of birch) within Forestry Commission Scotland’s Inshriach Forest.
Urban spaces can be surprisingly good homes for butterflies, with some species even being more common in towns than they are in the wider countryside. Join us on this free training workshop at Hermitage of Braid Local Nature Reserve to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.