Events

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

To find an event near you just select your branch area (see In Your Area to find the closest branch to you) and then click the Filter button. You can also refine your selection using the Categories on the left-hand panel.

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KENTISH GLORY PHEROMONE LURING WORKSHOP

Saturday 5th May 2018: 10.00am start
Dinnet, Aberdeenshire

Kentish Glory moths are an incredibly rare and beautiful species that now can only be found in NE Scotland in the UK. We are seeking volunteers to help monitor this special species.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Glasgow

Saturday 5th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow

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

May Moths in the Garden

Sunday 6th May 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.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Dunfermline

Friday 11th May 2018, 10am-3pm
Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

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

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ON THE WING WITH BUTTERFLIES

Saturday 12th May 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Braemar, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers around Braemar, including this event:

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MARVELLOUS MOTHS & POWERFUL POLLINATORS

Saturday 12th May 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm (10.30am for moth trap opening)
Braemar, Aberdeenshire

As part of the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend, local ranger services and wildlife experts will offer a day of activities for families and nature lovers around Braemar, including this event:

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Edinburgh

Saturday 12th May 2018, 10.30am-3.30pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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

Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Granton, Edinburgh

Thursday 17th May 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Granton: Hub

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

Moth Morning At Woodhall Dean

Saturday 19th May 2018, 9.30am-10.30am
Woodhall Dean SWT Reserve

Moth morning at Woodhall Dean SWT reserve in an outing held jointly with Edinburgh Natural History Society. The day will consist of inspecting the catch from the previous night's moth trapping, followed by an optional walk round the reserve at 10.30 am.

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Glasgow

Monday 21st May 2018, 10am-3pm
Drumchapel, Glasgow

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

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Urban Butterfly Identification Workshop: Perth

Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 10am-3pm
Carpenter House, Perth

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

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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.

June Moths In The Garden

Sunday 3rd June 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.

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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

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WINGED & WATERY WONDERS

Saturday 16th June 2018, 10.00am-12.00noon
Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Meet some wee woodland beasties, including live moths caught the night before and discover who is lurking in the pond at Burnett Park!

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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.

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.

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.

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.