Glasgow & SW Scotland branch

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Welcome

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.

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Events

Dingy Skipper Butterfly Walk

Saturday 28th May 2016, 1.00pm-4.00pm

A walk to see one of the rarer butterfly species in our area (& whose name does not do it justice).

Moth Night

Friday 10th June 2016: 7.00pm

Moth Night is Britain's celebration of moths and moth recording. This year's theme is Hawk Moths.

Northern Brown Argus Butterfly Walk

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 0.00pm-3.30pm

A walk from Birthwood Rd car park up the Girdle Burn to search for Northern Brown Argus butterfly and their eggs.

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News

Saving Scotland’s Butterflies

An innovative project to halt the decline of butterflies in urban areas of central Scotland has been 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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