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Looking for the blues in Scotland

Wildlife lovers across Scotland’s towns and cities are being asked to look out for the country’s only widespread blue butterfly this summer, amidst fears it could be struggling.

Day of Action at Braehead Moss, South Lanarkshire

Sir David Attenborough is urging people across Lanarkshire to spend Saturday 10 March taking action for butterflies to mark the 50th anniversary of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC). People are invited to join BC’s Glasgow and SW Scotland Branch between 12pm and 3pm at Braehead Moss, near Lanark, where conservation tasks will benefit the Large Heath butterfly. There will also be a chance for families to take a guided walk.

Butterfly breeds for first time in 130 years

A declining butterfly may have started breeding in Scotland for the first time in 130 years, after eggs were discovered by amateur naturalists in Berwickshire earlier this month...

Bag Charge To Benefit Butterflies

People in Glasgow are being asked to support a project to build a butterfly garden at Tollcross Park this summer with money raised from the Tesco Bags of Help Initiative...

Have you seen an Orange-tip Butterfly?

People are being asked to help a wildlife charity track one of Scotland’s most distinctive springtime butterflies – the Orange-tip. Butterfly Conservation Scotland is marking the 20th anniversary of the first nationwide survey of this species and this year they want anyone who sees an Orange-tip to let them know by visiting www.butterfly-conservation.org/scottishorangetip

Lanarkshire peatland restoration project launched

A landscape-scale project to restore some of Lanarkshire’s precious peatlands has been launched by Large Heath Species Champion, Aileen Campbell MSP at Braehead near Lanark. The £100K project is funded by WREN, EcocoLIFE and Butterfly Conservation's 'Matchpot' fund.

Race to the railway to save rare moth

Butterfly Conservation (BC) Scotland and Network Rail have joined forces in the Scottish Highlands to create new habitat for one of the UK’s rarest moths - the Small Dark Yellow Underwing...

Dragons establish new den near Stirling

A Scottish wildlife reserve, where one of the country’s rarest butterflies can be found, is now home to a number of beautiful dragonfly species, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.

Where are our high-summer butterflies?

Butterfly Conservation Scotland is appealing for residents of Scotland’s towns and cities to keep their eyes peeled for some of our favourite and most brightly-coloured butterflies.

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?

Moths of the Month: August

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: July

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies has seen a big increase in numbers at the Mabie Forest near Dumfries in South West Scotland.

Moths of the Month: May

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: April

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

E-News Update

Check out our latest E-news for Spring 2015 - see under 'Scottish Newsletters' in the 'Publications' box.

Moths of the Month: October

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: September

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: August

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: July

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Rare Moth Found in Scottish Highlands

One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.