ASSYNT BUTTERFLY DISTRIBUTION MAPS

August 12th 2020

Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project

This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

Assynt Butterfly Distribution Maps

The Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project (2020), which commenced on 9th July 2020, formed part of the successful bid by the Field Club to the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date is 31st December 2020.

The full bid included proposals to: upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009; make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location; encourage more contributions of records, then this final part is to produce maps showing the distribution of many of our species.

These butterfly distribution maps will not only help illustrate where certain species occur, but just as importantly where they seem to be missing.

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja

Grayling Hipparchia semele

Green-veined White Pieris napi

Large Heath Coenonympha tullia

Large White Pieris brassicae

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Peacock Aglais io

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Scotch Argus Erebia aethiops

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene

Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae

Small White Pieris rapae

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria

The above maps are current as of the end of 2019, but will be updated at the same time as the annual update of the Wildlife Records Digitisation Project spreadsheets.

 

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Recent Sightings

Kestrel

Single bird flying overhead, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford) (24/09)

Pink-footed Goose

550+ birds flying over Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey) (23/09)

Whooper Swan

11 birds flying over Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (23/09)

Basking Shark

Single animal swimming close into Clachtoll beach (AS) (23/09)

Pink-footed Goose

20+ flying over and calling, Nedd (Ian Evans), 800+ flying over and calling throughout the day, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (23/09)

Razorbill

10 birds feeding in Loch Ardbhair (Beccy Garvey) (22/09)

Barnacle Goose

c40 birds over Culkein Drumbeg (Jim and Corinne France, DAH) (21/09)

Kestrel

Single bird, Culkein Drumbeg (Jim and Corinne France) (21/09)

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