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AltPearl-bordered Fritillary by Peter Eeleshough a third of the UK in terms of land area, Scotland has less than one-tenth of the population, so ensuring our butterflies and moths are well-recorded can present quite a challenge to our volunteers and staff. Despite the seemingly unfavourable weather, our butterflies and moths are generally faring better in the uplands than in the intensively-farmed east.

We have enjoyed excellent long-term support from Scottish Natural Heritage for most of our activities in Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage

News

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...

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Dates To Remember

Saturday 17th March 2018: Recorders' Gathering, Battleby, Perth

Hear how we use the butterfly and moth data you collect for conservation and research. All those interested in recording and the current trends for butterflies and moths are very welcome. Programme and online booking details.

Saturday 6th October 2018: Members' Day, Battleby, Perth

A very special day as we will be celebrating our 50th birthday! More details next summer.

All Scottish events

Highlands & Islands: BC 50th Anniversary Conservation Day Of Action Glen Orrin

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-4.00pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018. As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Highland Branch will be holding a work party to benefit Pearl-bordered Fritillary on Fairburn Estate in Glen Orrin, near Muir of Ord.

South West Scotland: BC 50th Anniversary Day of Action: Braehead Moss

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10.30am-3.00pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018. As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland will be working on Braehead Moss. Please join us to help conserve this wonderful raised bog by removing invasive scrub to help protect the local Large Heath butterfly.

East Scotland: BC 50th Anniversary Day of Conservation Action: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Saturday 10th March 2018, 10am-3pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Butterfly Conservation, a National Day of Conservation Action is taking place throughout the UK on Saturday 10 March 2018. As part of this celebration Butterfly Conservation Scotland will be working at Edinburgh's Holyrood Park, home to many rare species, including the Northern Brown Argus and Grayling butterflies. One of the best sites for these species is threatened by encroaching gorse, so come along to help us control the gorse!

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