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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Mull's Butterflies and Burnet Moths Workshop

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30

BC Scotland is hosting a FREE butterfly and Burnet moth workshop at Glengorm Castle to help you ID species, learn more about their life cycles and what people can do to help them.

The event will be informal, fun and no previous skills or knowledge is required!

The day will cover the requirements of many of Mull’s different butterflies and two rare Burnet moths, with the aim of promoting these beautiful insects and encouraging more recording and monitoring on the island. 

Mull is one of the most important areas in the UK for butterflies and moths, being a stronghold for several very rare species, particularly the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, but also the day-flying burnet moths.

It is the only place in the UK where the colourful Slender Scotch Burnet is found and is a stronghold for the Transparent Burnet moth, which, in the UK, is confined to around twenty colonies along the west coast of Scotland from Skye to the Mull of Kintyre.

This is due to Mull’s mild climate along with its basalt rocks and traditional farming that provides areas of flower-rich habitats in warm micro-climates that are suitable for these beautiful day-flying sun loving insects. 

Places are limited. For more information and a booking form please contact Tom Prescott of Butterfly Conservation Scotland Tel 01540 661469 or Email

Age limits or guidance

previous skills or knowledge is required!

Cost details

Free but booking required

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?

Most sophisticated communicators

The honeybee waggledance can communicate the distance and direction of a good patch of nectar flowers.

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