People in central Scotland are being asked to help protect butterflies in their area, following the severe decline of three previously common species...
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.
A rare and unusual moth that disguises itself as a bee has been unexpectedly discovered at a Lanarkshire nature reserve, Butterfly Conservation Scotland has confirmed.
An overlooked yet beautiful butterfly has been seen in much greater numbers than normal in Scotland this year...
Lockshaw Moss is a raised bog SSSI owned and managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. It is situated in Fife, just over the border from Clackmannanshire. N.B. Change of date
Continuing our work on this super bog, but in a new area. This will involve the installation of more dams and removal of small conifers. We will be meeting in Gartocharn (or Stirling for a pick-up). We will also be having a workparty here on Saturday 26th March.
Our annual spring Recorders Gathering is an informal meeting when we get together to look back on the recording highlights of the previous year, and discuss and plan surveys and monitoring for the coming one. There is a small charge of £10 to cover the venue and lunch costs. Booking is required by 6th March.