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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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.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary_Neil Hulme

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.

July Moths In The Garden

Sunday 1st July 2018, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Come and see the moths caught in the garden overnight before releasing them back into the wild. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful nocturnal insects.

Northern Brown Argus

East Scotland: Butterfly Walk Kincraig

Saturday 7th July 2018, 10.00am-2.00pm
Kincraig

Join us on a short walk along the coastal path at Kincraig to look for Northern Brown Argus, and learn about its food plant (Rock rose) and habitat requirements.

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.

Grayling

East Scotland: Butterfly Walk Tentsmuir

Saturday 4th August 2018, 10.00am-2.30pm
Tentsmuir Forest and NNR

Join us on a short walk looking for Butterflies along the coastal path from Tentsmuir car park to Tentsmuir Point NNR. Species commonly found include Small Pearl-bordered and Dark Green Fritillaries, Small Copper, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak and Grayling. Day-flying moths are well-represented, with Cinnabar and Six-spot Burnet. Weather permitting a moth trap will be run overnight to be opened at 10:00 before the walk.

August Moths In The Garden

Sunday 5th August 2018, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Come and see the moths caught in the garden overnight before releasing them back into the wild. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful nocturnal insects.

Moth Morning At Vogrie Park

Saturday 11th August 2018, 9.00am-11.00am
Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge

Meet at the house to view last night's catch. This event will form part of Vogrie Park's festival from 4th. to 12th. August.

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.

Moth Trapping

East Scotland, Borders: Moths In The Manor Valley Near Peebles

Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd August 2018, 8.00pm-11.00am
Manor Valley Near Peebles

Learn about moth-trapping and survey methods in the evening and/or come back the following morning to inspect some of the moths found. An event with the Tweeddale U3A Group.

September Moths In The Garden

Sunday 2nd September 2018, 10.00am-11.30am
St Mary's Pleasance, Haddington, East Lothian

Come and see the moths caught in the garden overnight before releasing them back into the wild. An opportunity to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful nocturnal insects.