Scottish mountains

Species to look out for


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


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...

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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. More details to follow soon.

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

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

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East Scotland: Gorse Control At Holyrood Park

Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am-3pm

Edinburgh's Holyrood Park is home to many rare species, including the Northern Brown Argus Butterfly and the beautiful Maiden Pink wildflower. One of the best sites for these species is threatened by encroaching gorse, some come along to help us control the gorse!

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