Scottish Canals and Butterfly Conservation are teaming up this year to get volunteers to spot butterflies along canal routes in central Scotland.
Research has shown that the vegetation along canals and rivers can be just what butterflies need, and these habitats are becoming increasingly rare in urban areas. The sightings sent by volunteers can help protect and improve these areas for butterflies and other pollinating insects. Orange-tip butterflies and common garden species such as Small Tortoiseshells are especially fond of canalways and riverbanks.
Volunteers are being invited to attend the free butterfly identification training workshop at Linlithgow Canal Centre on Friday 19th May from 10am-3pm.
For booking and more information please contact Urban Butterfly Project Officer Anthony McCluskey on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07730 221266 (please leave a message if nobody answers).
This workshop is being delivered as part of the Urban Butterfly Project, a three-year project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund and Butterfly Conservation members. It is being kindly supported by Scottish Canals.