A taster of outings past and future

We had a fabulous day for our July outing, the tree walk in Linwood Moss Community Woodland led by Judy Hayton. Sorry if you missed it, but you can read about how we got on in Judy’s report on it on the Outings page. Our next outing is the evening walk on 4 August atContinue reading “A taster of outings past and future”

Rare opportunity to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies close-up

Purple Hairstreak butterflies spend most of their adult phase living in the upper canopy of mature oak trees. Sometimes you can be lucky and see them close-up just after they emerge from their pupa at ground level. They settle on a twigs and shrubs to fully inflate their wings before flying high into the treetops.Continue reading “Rare opportunity to see Purple Hairstreak butterflies close-up”

Spring into action…for butterflies

At their Scottish Spring Gathering in March Butterfly Conservation put out a call for volunteers and suggested a number of projects people could get involved in.  If you missed it you can watch the gathering on You Tube and find out about some of the butterfly and moth work being done in Scotland. How youContinue reading “Spring into action…for butterflies”