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 7th October 2017: Members' Day
An informal chance for Butterfly Conservation members to meet like-minded enthusiasts, learn more about butterflies and moths, find out what is being done to help them.
Saturday 17th March 2018: Recorders' Gathering
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 later!
All Scottish events
Join us to help conserve this wonderful raised bog by removing invasive scrub to help protect the local Large Heath butterfly.
Join us on our first work party where we'll begin managing the wildflower meadows at Craigmillar Castle Park to help butterflies.
Our annual Members' Day is an informal chance to meet like-minded butterfly and moth enthusiasts and chat and hear about the wonderful highlights of the season.