A Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) resting on a Clustered Bellflower at St Cyrus NNR ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Muir of Dinnet NNR - The Big Butterfly Count

Join in the biggest butterfly survey in the world run by Butterfly Conservation and help take the pulse of nature.

Simply drop into the visitor centre to pick up your butterfly ID sheet and recording form, find a nice bright (preferably sunny) spot in the Muir of Dinnet NNR and count butterflies for 15 minutes.  

Booking - not essential, just drop in.  All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact details:

Catriona Reid
Tel: 013398 81667
Web: https://www.nature.scot/Muir-of-Dinnet

All events are free of charge.

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  • Venue information

    Dinnet
    Aboyne
    Aberdeenshire

    AB34 5NB

  • Grid reference
    NO429997
  • Grid reference: X
    342982
  • Grid reference: Y
    799773
  • Directions

    From Aberdeen, follow the A93 Aberdeen - Ballater road which passes through Dinnet. The main car park is at the Burn o'Vat Visitor Centre 3.5 miles from Dinnet. Head southwest on the A93 for 2.3 miles then turn on to the B9119

  • Region
    Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire