East Scotland branch

Wester Moss nature reserve

Species to look out for

Welcome

Emperor mothWelcome to the East Scotland branch of Butterfly Conservation.

We aim to provide information about the activities of our branch in the Scottish Borders; the Lothians, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus, Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.

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

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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Events

East Scotland Aberdeenshire: Moths In The Morning

Tuesday 26th July 2016, 10.00am-12.30pm

Discover the marvellous moths caught in live traps set overnight on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (NNR), followed by a search for day-flying moths and butterflies as time and weather allow. You can also find out how you can take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

East Scotland Aberdeenshire: A Wild Night At Carnie Woods

Friday 29th July 2016, 8.30pm-0.00am

Enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths - which we will release unharmed after identification - and using detectors to pick up ultrasound of hunting bats.

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Small Blue Butterfly Survey 2015

Read this fascinating update on the Small Blue butterfly in Berwickshire and Northumberland by one of our Branch volunteers, Iain Cowe.

Small Blue Survey 2015 by Iain CoweTake a look at the wonderful photos and hear about some of the places you could see this beautiful butterfly.

You can also find out Iain's plans to further survey this butterfly in 2016 and how you can help - just click on the image!