Saturday 9th May 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm

Saughton Park, Edinburgh


  • Anthony McCluskey

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Come along to this free event to learn how to identify and record Edinburgh's butterflies. The event will introduce all the species you are likely to see in the area, and you'll receive guides to take away. The aim of the day will be to help new volunteers take part in recording butterflies in urban greenspaces. We will spend the morning indoors learning all about butterflies, then go outside for the afternoon to find some springtime butterflies in Saughton Park. This event is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to those with some experience who would like to be more involved in recording butterflies. Younger children (under 12) may struggle with the indoor learning sessions but are welcome in the afternoon outdoors session if accompanied by an adult.

Recording butterflies helps us to understand how their populations are doing, and it's a nice way to spend more time outdoors on sunny days.

Date and time: Saturday 9th May, 10am-3pm

Location: Saughton Park, Edinburgh

Booking: Booking is essential. Please book by emailing Anthony McCluskey on or calling 01786 459811 (leave a message if there is no answer).

This event is part of the Helping Hands for Butterflies project, supported by funds from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. It is being kindly supported by the Friends of Saughton Park and City of Edinburgh Council.