The Branch area includes Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Greater Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll, the Argyll islands, Dunbartonshire & Loch Lomond. This includes Scotland's first National Park: Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. These regions include a diverse range of landscapes providing a range of habitats from the fertile central lowlands and coastal parts of Ayrshire/Dumfries & Galloway to the moorland of more inland areas of these counties and to the rugged mountain scenery of the southern highlands and Argyll and to the unique scenery and habitats of the Argyll islands.
If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Glasgow & SW Scotland Branch.
Species to look out for
Black-veined White butterfly spotted in UK
Butterfly Conservation has received lots of fantastic messages from people who are seeing the extinct Black-veined White butterfly in south-east London.
Species on the Edge launches with the Small Blues at Logie Quarry
A new and exciting conservation project called Species on the Edge will launch at a free family fun day event hosted by Butterfly Conservation Scotland at Logie Quarry, near Tain, on Saturday 3 June.
Butterflies find safe haven in UK gardens, new research reveals
New research published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) reveals how the UK's gardens are acting as a safe haven for butterflies.
Europe's grassland butterflies in steep decline
A new report on the trends of grassland butterflies across Europe has shown numbers have declined by 36% over the last decade.
Northern Brown Argus butterfly - online training workshop
Tuesday 13th June
Join us for an online workshop to hear more about surveys for the rare Northern Brown Argus butterfly.
Scotland: Moth morning at Geilston garden
Thursday 15th June 2023, 10:00am-11:30am
Geilston garden, Cardross
A moth morning at NTS Geilston garden on Thursday 15th June 10am – 11.30am
Scotland: Large Heath Survey Workshop at Whitelee Forest
Saturday 17th June 2023, 10:00am-3:00pm
Join us for a field workshop at Whitelee Forest, East Renfrewshire (on an area of upland bog) to help survey for the Large Heath butterfly and learn how to take part in this year's survey for the species on lowland raised bogs.
Volunteer with us
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.
In your area
- Acting Chairman: Scott Donaldson & Stuart Bence
- Secretary: Valerie Charlton
- Treasurer: Valerie Charlton
- Events Coordinator: Scott Donaldson