FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Highland Butterflies and Moths

  • Location:  Kindrogan
  • Tutor:  David Brown
  • Dates : Friday 18 August 2017 to Wednesday 23 August 2017
  • Times: 17:00 - 09:30
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £345
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £280
  • NON-RESIDENT: £200

This course will consist of illustrated talks with colour slides to show the special species found in the Scottish Highlands, their unique habitats and ecology. There will be daytime field visits to a variety of habitats to observe butterflies such as the Scotch Argus and moths such as the Chevron and Northern Spinach.

Overnight mercury vapour lights will be running in the extensive wooded grounds at Kindrogan to attract a good range of Highland speciality moths. It is hoped to see Cousin German, Plain Clay and Angle Striped Sallow.

Help and advice will be given on identification, ways of recording and classification.

David Brown is the Warwickshire County Recorder for Lepidoptera and the author of The Larger Moths of Warwickshire. He has led courses at FSC Centres over a number of years. A lecturer at Birmingham and Warwick Universities Extramural and Open Studies departments for the past 20 years, he is an active field entomologist.


Extra nights
If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £25 for B&B, or £40 full board (we can confirm B&B availability 4 weeks prior to the course). Sunday rate £35.

Partner Rate
For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £35 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £345


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £280


NON-RESIDENT : £200


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