In addition to our TDFC activities:
There are many other natural history events available in the area:
Highland Seashore Project is holding a Seashore Life Identification and Survey Workshop with Mike Kendall on 17th August, 2013, 10am to 5.30pm in Portmahomack & Tain. Contact details available in this circular:
Big Butterfly Count
Count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the big butterfly count (20th July to 11th August). The count takes place at this time of year because most butterflies are at the adult stage of their lifecycle, so more likely to be seen. Records are welcome from anywhere: from parks, school grounds and gardens, to fields and forests. You can send in results to the Big Butterfly Count website (www.bigbutterflycount.org) or if you have an iPhone using the new App which you can find at the same site or in the App Store.
Highland Biological Recording Group have lots of recording ideas to keep you busy at:
TRY (http://www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html) easy to record species for all to try.
Focus on Highland Wildlife (http://www.hbrg.org.uk/FoHW/FoHW.html) with more detailed recording information on certain groups.
Highland Branch of Butterfly Conservation events
Highland Council Countryside Ranger events can be found in the booklet below (Please note there is a charge for many of these events).
Regards to all,