Tag Archives: moths

Moths on the move

Mike Thornton, SNH Operations Officer for the Forth Area, describes how integral moths are to Scotland’s biodiversity, and why it’s crucial to know how their populations are changing. I lift the egg cartons out of the moth trap, slowly revealing … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan’s unique day-flying moth

Each year in early summer, volunteers from various parts of Scotland travel west to survey a rare, striking and elusive day-flying moth – the New Forest burnet, at the only site it occurs in the UK.  Since becoming extinct in … Continue reading

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Butterflies of the night, beautifully captured.

Having a keen personal interest in macro photography, Caroline Anderson jumped at the chance to use her Volunteering Day to help reserve staff with a moth trap at Taynish National Nature Reserve. Caroline, a Unit Administrator based in our Lochgilphead … Continue reading

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Time to celebrate bugs in the Cairngorms National Park

Which animals would pop into your head, if you were asked to list the most iconic species of wildlife found in the Cairngorms National Park. Red deer? Golden eagles? Red squirrels? Pine marten perhaps? Or maybe it’s the charismatic capercaillie? … Continue reading

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Is Stirling ready for Halloween already?

No; as Athayde Tonhasca explains, these eerie-looking bushes in the Wickes car park are covered by webs produced by hundreds or perhaps thousands of caterpillars of small ermine moths. We tend to associate silk webs with spiders, but in fact … Continue reading

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News from St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

Therese Alampo is Reserve Manager at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve. Here she provides an update on what has been happening on this popular reserve which lies four miles north of Montrose off the A92. I actually don’t know where … Continue reading

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Naturally Scottish

Did you know that we have a series of booklets – free to download on our website – covering some of the most interesting species in Scotland ?  Our Naturally Scottish publications offer an insight into the lives of what … Continue reading

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