Welcome

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the Highland branch. 

All our new events will be posted here, event reports and news items will be posted on the external Highland Branch website.

Highland Branch covers Highland, Moray, the Western Isles and Orkney and Shetland.

Don't forget to tell us of any butterfly or moth sightings.


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Small Copper Butterfly - Matt Berry

Butterfly sightings

Find out how to record your sightings and who to send them to.

Dingy Skipper - Iain H Leach

Latest updates

Keep up to date with all the latest news and sightings near you. 

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News

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.

  • No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

    The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.

  • Helping Hands for Butterflies in Scotland

    Butterfly Conservation has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £74,200 for a new project, which will help get volunteers creating meadows for butterflies in central Scotland.

  • Holy Grail of moth recording reappears in Britain

    Numerous recent sightings of a moth that became extinct in the UK in the 1960s, suggest that it has recolonised and is now breeding across southern Britain.

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Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this area. Events are mostly held during the summer months and are arranged in the early spring.

See all our upcoming events

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.

Find out how to get involved.

In your area

Contact branch

  • Chairman
    Pete Moore
  • Minute Secretary
    Barbara Brodie
  • Treasurer and Membership Secretary
    Audrey Turner

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