White-letter Hairstreak discovered in Scotland for the first time in 130 years
Species to look out for
Although 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.
Nature enthusiasts are being asked to spend the next week making a big effort to help Scotland’s smallest butterfly the Small Blue.
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...
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.
All Scottish events
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!