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White-letter Hairsteak Summary 2017-2018
by Iain Cowe.

A summary of White-letter Hairstreak findings and discoveries. A remarkable effort by so few enthusiastic volunteers to discover so much about a Butterfly that was barely on the radar prior to that famous adult White-letter the author found back in August of 2017

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Small Blue Survey 2016
by Iain Cowe.

A report of the 2016 findings for the few colonies of Small Blue butterfly on the Berwickshire and North Northumberland coast, and how the survey is progressing.

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Scottish Borders Butterfly Summary 2015
by Iain Cowe.

Here is the Scottish Borders Butterfly Summary covering the year 2015. The Summary describes highlights of all 25 species recorded in the region during the season, including trends from the past six years for comparison and flight times. There are also highlighted 10k maps for species abundance as well as some neighbouring Vice County trends.

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Angus Small Blue Survey Report for 2012
by Duncan Davidson.

The Small Blue is a UKBAP priority species, which has suffered severe declines in recent decades. This project was set up to help understand the butterfly’s status in Angus and to achieve the following aims over a five year period.


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Butterfly Atlas of the Scottish Borders,
by  Mercer,  Buckland,  Kirkland and  Waddell.

This new book describes the natural environment of the Scottish Borders and how butterflies fit into it. It is a collaboration between Butterfly Conservation and the Biological Records Centre of Scottish Borders Council. The butterfly records submitted by the public and Butterfly Conservation members form the basis of the distribution maps which are the main data of the atlas. There are species accounts of all  the twenty-eight species of butterflies found in the Borders. These consist of a high quality photo and the distribution map as well as text describing the biology of each species. The data are used to form an assessment of the health of butterfly populations in the Borders. A gazeteer is provided of the best sites for butterflies in the Borders for those who want to get out and do some butterfly spotting.


Available direct from the
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Wildlife in the Scottish Borders Parish of Stichill, "Damselflies, Dragonflies and Butterflies"
by Margaret Carlaw and Derek Ogston;

Baillieknowe Publishing, 2010

Two Butterfly Conservation members have produced an excellent booklet describing the Damselflies, Dragonflies and Butterflies of the parish of Stichill, where they live, just a few miles north of Kelso. Although intended for primarily local consumption, it should interest people further afield and perhaps inspire others to create similar publications. Further Stichill booklets covering other groups are planned, including moths and birds.


40 glossy pages with many superb photographs of the species mentioned in the informative text.


Cost £8 (includes p&p)
with all proceeds going to Butterfly Conservation

Available from the authors

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