Events

You can brush up your identification skills, help on a conservation task, see a rare species or just enjoy a beautiful site.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Hamilton

Saturday 26th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Low Parks Museum, Hamilton

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 in Hamilton to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Flotterstone For Green Hairstreaks

Sunday 27th May 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Glencourse Reservoir

A trip to our enclosure at Glencourse reservoir for Green Hairstreaks. They were last recorded here three years ago, and we want to see if they are still here.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Dundee

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Ninewells Community Garden

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 in Dundee to find out how to identify and record these beautiful butterflies which are on your doorstep.

Small Blue Walk Angus

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
Carnoustie and Seaton Cliffs

Small Blue walk. Joint BC and TBP event.

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East Scotland, Borders: A Walk At Lindean Loch

Saturday 9th June 2018, 1.30pm-5.30pm
Lindean Loch Near Selkirk

An outing to this fascinating wildlife site for butterflies and much more arranged by the Scottish Wildlife Trust Central Borders Group

Small Blue Survey At Barry Buddon, Angus

Sunday 10th June 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Barry Buddon, Angus

Training and survey of Small Blue at Barry Buddon and classification of the habitat for the colonies. Joint BC and TBP event.

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East Scotland, Borders: Berwickshire Coastal Walk

Sunday 24th June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Burnmouth

We're joining up with the Edinburgh Natural History Society to look for two of the area's butterfly specialities, the Small Blue and Northern Brown Argus. Should be lots more to see as well.

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East Scotland, Borders: Pentlands Butterfly Safari

Saturday 30th June 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Pentland Hills Near West Linton

We plan to record butterflies (including the Northern Brown Argus) and day-flying moths in a botanically rich valley in the Pentland Hills.

Linn Dean Water For Northern Brown Argus

Sunday 8th July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Linn Dean Water Reserve, Soutra Hill

Another trip to this superb butterfly site, where there is a healthy colony of Northern Brown Argus. There are also plenty of Dark Green Fritillaries here, and the possibility of seeing Grayling and Small Skipper.

Aberlady Bay NR For Small Skippers

Sunday 22nd July 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Aberlady Bay Local NR, East Lothian

This is a repeat of last year's outing, which was heavily affected by rain, so we are hoping for better weather this time. The object is to see Small Skippers, which have only been recorded in this part of the world over the last five years. We should also see Dark Green Fritillaries, which are well established here.

Lepidoptera And Hymenoptera Pollinators Outing at Preston Grange

Sunday 12th August 2018, 11.30am-4.30pm
Preston Grange, Musselburgh

A joint outing with the Edinburgh Natural History Society, to look for pollinators of both the bee/wasp and butterfly type. A bee expert will be on hand to take us through their identification. The Preston Grange site is supposed to be good for Bumblebees in particular. Butterflies that might turn up are Speckled Wood, Small Skipper and Wall.