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.


Learn more 

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

  • Attenborough: ‘Watching butterflies is good for you!’

    Sir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.

  • Latest trends in butterfly indicators revealed

    In the UK, since 1976, the habitat specialists butterflies index has fallen by 77%, whilst wider countryside abundance is down by 46%.

  • Looking for the blues in Scotland

    Wildlife lovers across Scotland’s towns and cities are being asked to look out for the country’s only widespread blue butterfly this summer, amidst fears it could be struggling.

  • March of the micros

    An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed.

Events

  • Highlands & Islands: Moth Morning

    Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am-12pm

    Claggan Road, Fort William

    Join Butterfly Conservation Scotland and Nevis Landscape Partnership to find out more about the fascinating and wonderful world of moths. We will be checking the contents of moth traps set locally the night before...

  • Highlands & Islands: Polmaily Conservation Event

    Saturday 15th September 2018, 10.30am-4pm

    near Drumnadrochit, Inverness

    Help the Branch with another session of clearing and cutting back trackside vegetation and scrub to improve the habitat for Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dingy Skipper...

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.

Contact branch

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