Taynish NNR Moth Morning

Saturday 30th July

Grayling butterflies are one of the most elusive species - they are extremely well camouflaged against rocks and sand when they close their wings. This species has experienced great declines in recent decades, and in Scotland it is now mostly found in coastal areas. We have had sightings of this butterfly along much of the Ayrshire Coast, but this year we want more volunteers to go out looking for this butterfly and telling us where they find it.

Glasdrum NNR Moth Morning

Sunday 22nd May

Join us at Glasgow's Garnethill Park on Sunday 8th May between 10am and noon to learn how to identify and record butterflies. This in-person workshop will take place entirely outdoors and will be dependent on the weather. As there are no suitable indoor facilities nearby, we will provide attendees with printed booklets containing the normal content from our workshops, and a BC staff member will talk you through those while we are seated in a quiet area of the park. Following this we will head off to look for butterflies in the park.

Join us at Balallan House (Allan Park) in Stirling on Friday 13th May between 10am and 3pm to learn how to identify and record butterflies. This in-person workshop will take place in a well-ventilated room, and numbers will be restricted to 10 attendees. In the morning we be indoors learning about butterflies through presentations. We will then go for a walk in the area in the afternoon to look for butterflies and their eggs. If you can't attend the morning session, or have already attended a workshop, you would be very welcome to join us for the walk in the afternoon.

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Join us at Calderglen on Saturday 7th May between 11am and 3pm to learn how to identify and record butterflies. This in-person workshop will take place entirely outdoors. In the morning we will sit underneath a sheltered area, learning about butterflies and the methods used to identify and record them. We will then go around the park in the afternoon to look for butterflies and their eggs.

Join us for an outing to look for butterflies in the grounds around Linlithgow Palace.

During this event we expect to see up to seven different species of butterfly. You will be shown how to identify the different species we come across, and will be given free guides to take away to help you look for butterflies in your own area.

We will follow the route of one of the butterfly transects near Linlithgow Palace. This transect is a fixed route where new volunteers are needed to help us monitor the butterflies through weekly surveys.

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Mabie Forest is a special place for butterflies and moths. It is home to some of our most threatened species, including the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Forester Moth.

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Our Glasgow and SW Scotland Branch includes Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Greater Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Argyll, the Argyll Islands, Dunbartonshire and Loch Lomond. The branch is

Glasgow's Ruchill Park is one of  the best places in the city to see butterflies such has Common Blue and moths like the Six-spot Burnet Moth. We have been working with Glasgow City Council to extend the wildflower meadows, and part of this work includes the citting and removal of grass each year.

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