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.
Species to look out for
Find out how to record your sightings and who to send them to.
Keep up to date with all the latest news and sightings near you.
Big Butterfly Count sees a drop in participants compared to 2020 and 2021, and urges the public not to forget the benefits of being connected to nature – and it’s not too late to take part!
Gland, Switzerland, 21 July 2022 (IUCN) – The migratory monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus plexippus), known for its spectacular annual journey of up to 4,000 kilometres across the Americas, has entered the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM as Endangered, threatened by habitat destruction and climate change.
Butterfly Conservation launches this year’s Big Butterfly Count with a warning that time is running out to help save species.
The heatwave currently being experienced by some southern and eastern parts of the UK is of concern for human health and the welfare of pets and livestock, but what about our butterflies?
Monday 26th September
The Helping Hands for Butterflies Project ends in September - join us online to reflect on the project and its successes!
Saturday 8th October
Join us online for a morning of fascinating talks about our work in Scotland.
Saturday 17th September
Come along to this event to hear about volunteer opportunities in the Highlands, and meet like-minded people.
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.