Glasgow & SW Scotland branch

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Species to look out for


Welcome to the Glasgow & SW Scotland Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Scotch Argus by Jim BlackThe branch area includes Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Greater Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll, the Argyll islands, Dunbartonshire & Loch Lomond. This includes Scotland's first National Park: Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. These regions include a diverse range of landscapes providing a range of habitats from the fertile central lowlands and coastal parts of Ayrshire/Dumfries & Galloway to the moorland of more inland areas of these counties and to the rugged mountain scenery of the southern highlands and Argyll and to the unique scenery and habitats of the Argyll islands.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Glasgow & SW Scotland branch.



Spring Meeting & AGM

Saturday 14th May 2016, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Talks, tea & a little branch admin. & not forgetting the raffle! :) Free & open to all but non-members may not vote in the AGM.

Free Butterfly Recording & ID Workshop

Saturday 14th May 2016, 10.00am-0.00pm

Have an interest in butterflies & would like to gain new skills or just refresh old ones? Come along & enjoy this free workshop just in time for the season! It is open to all including non-members.

Green Hairstreak Walk

Sunday 15th May 2016, 1.00pm-3.00pm

A visit to possibly the most accessible, reasonably sized colony of this beautiful butterfly in the immediate Glasgow area

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Saving Scotland’s Butterflies

An innovative project to halt the decline of butterflies in urban areas of central Scotland has launched in Glasgow - can you help?

40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

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