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South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre
South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre01/04/2020 at 6:55pm

Reasonable catch in the garden moth trap this morning - first catch of the year. 40 moths of nine different species, despite the cold weather.

South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre
South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre31/03/2020 at 10:10am

Do you think you know about UK butterflies? This excellent talk from Peter Eeles (about 45 mins) provides a wonderful view into different butterfly lifecycle stages. Great if you want to step beyond just looking at the adults. They really are amazing creatures...

South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre
Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies - the Movie!
This is the 'extended edition' of a presentation describing the Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies, which has been delivered at several events, and w...
SWSEIC31/03/2020 at 6:21am

Great charts to help with ID of your garden wildlife... https://t.co/in8A7XEhtN

SWSEIC30/03/2020 at 3:05pm

Three species of #bumblebee in the garden at lunch time - White-tailed, Buff-tailed and Tree 🐝


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