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Welcome to Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths.

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of Highland Branch which covers Highland, Moray, the Western Isles, and Orkney and Shetland.

 HB Mainland   HB Northern Isles

Map of Highland Branch area, the black line to the right of the mainland and Western Isles map denotes the branch boundary, and the pink lines show the vice-county boundaries.  Orkney and Shetland are on the map on the right.


Branch Activities

Our activities include recording butterflies and moths, organising events, field trips and work parties, and publishing annual newsletters, most of which can be downloaded from our Newsletter page.


Social Media

facebookYou can find us on Facebook at Butterfly Conservation - Highland Branch


There is also a private Facebook group Highland Moths & Butterflies which enables people to share photos, ask each other for help with identification and generally chat about moths and butterflies.

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Contact Us

To contact Highland Branch on any matter relating to butterflies and moths in the Branch area, please email unicorn64@btinternet.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.  Enquiries relating to identification are welcome, and contributions for the Latest news page can also be submitted in this way.

To submit records of butterflies and moths from the Branch area, including the Hebrides and Northern Isles, please send them to the appropriate Butterfly Recorder or County Moth Recorder, whose contact details can be found on the Your records page.

Bike for Butterflies

Simon Saville, BC Trustee and Chair of the Surrey & SW London Branch set off on June 22nd on a 1,200 mile cycle from Lands End to John o' Groats to raise awareness and funds to fight the decline of threatened butterflies and moths.

He successfully completed the challenge on July 21st, 30 days after starting.

To find out how you can help please visit the Bike for Butterflies page on the main Butterfly Conservation website.

Simone Saville

Simon Saville just about to leave Insh Marshes RSPB reserve on his way to Inverness




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