Great Benefits for Lairds of Glencoe

Highland Titles is a worldwide family of small landowners who have made a commitment to help us conserve a part of wild Scotland. In return they may become Lairds of Glencoe, a very special and select honour that pronounces their love of this land.

Butterfly Bonanza!July 31st, 2014

We are quite used to seeing Scotch Argus, Spotted Wood and more fluttering about the Reserve, but this year has seen a major conservation success, with the first ever recorded Chequered Skipper on site!

This small, fast-flying butterfly is now restricted to damp grassy habitats in western Scotland. Males are seen more frequently than females, perching in sheltered positions either next to wood edges or amongst light scrub or bracken. They dart out to investigate passing objects, defending their territory against other males and other butterfly species, or in the hope of locating a potential mate. Females are less conspicuous and fly low among grasses when egg-laying.

The Chequered Skipper died out from England in 1976 and re-establishment trials have taken place since 1990. In Scotland, there are thought to be about ten core areas and there have been no obvious recent changes in range.

 

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