Saturday 18th May 2024, 10:00am-1:00pm

Keiloch car park, Invercauld, Braemar


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Search for and learn about some of the beautiful butterflies and moths of the Cairngorms, a stronghold area for several species. Depending on weather and seasonal variation, these could include Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green Hairstreak and Emperor Moth, which all have particular habitat requirements. We will open a light trap set the previous night to view and release any moths caught before walking a short circular route to look out for day-flying species.

Event organised in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service for Braemar Nature Festival & Grampian Wellbeing Festival. Includes walk of about 5km/3 miles with 150m ascent on landrover tracks or paths with gravel or soft ground, uneven in places with some short, moderate to steep inclines.

Booking essential: 

Meet: Keiloch car park, Invercauld, Braemar, Ballater, AB35 5TR. There's a small charge for parking at the site.

Dogs under proper control welcome.

Suitable for adults and children aged 10 years and over. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please ensure all attending adults book a ticket.

Please bring drink and snack.

Please wear outdoor clothing suited to weather and stout footwear.

Additional moth events are being organised for the Braemar Nature Festival - for details see 10-19 May 2024 Braemar Nature Festival programme and booking information | Wild Discovery (