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
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We welcome all records of butterflies from South West Scotland. Recent records are particularly useful, but older records may help fill gaps in our data and will be gratefully received. Every record counts, and even the more common species can be valuable indicators of changes in the environment. Older records are also very useful when assessing changes in butterfly distribution and abundance.
Stay up to date with all our latest news.
Moth numbers have declined over the last 25 years in Scotland while their distribution has increased, a report has revealed.
UK butterflies bounced back in 2018 following a string of poor years, thanks in part to last year’s heatwave summer, a study has revealed.
Read here for the latest developments on the controversial plans to create a golf course at Coul Links near Embo, Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotland.
BC has joined with a number of other organisations to try and protect the wide range of wildlife found at the site.
Saturday 25th May 2019, 10:30am-3:00pm
Barony A Frame, Auchinleck
Dingy Skipper butterfly survey at the Barony A Frame and Whitehills Community Woodland near Auchinleck
Thursday 20th June 2019, 10:30am-3:00pm
Low Moss, near Lugar, East Ayrshire
Large Heath Butterfly Survey at Low Moss, near Lugar, East Ayrshire
Saturday 22nd June 2019, 10:30am-3:00pm
SWT Dalmellington Moss
Large Heath Butterfly Survey at SWT Dalmellington Moss
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 Shanks
- Secretary: Valerie Charlton
- Treasurer: Tam Stewart
- Events Coordinator: Scott Donaldson