Sites for National Grid Square: NM

The map below shows sites for this grid square, each represented by a pin that, when clicked, will show the species at that site. The Grid References provided in the table below the map can be used on Ordnance Survey maps, or on a website such as This is currently more accurate than the Google Map rendering you see below (which is up to 200 metres out).

The Grid Square represented by this map is often divided into squares of 10 kilometres each, numbered 0 to 9 from the south west corner, in both an easterly and northerly direction. This allows a Grid Reference such as SU32 to be specified (where SU is the National Grid Square, 3 is the easting and 2 the northing). Further division gives a more detailed reference, such as SU317201 (where SU is the National Grid Square, 317 is the easting and 201 is the northing).


Distribution data (2000-2009) has been made available through the generosity of Butterfly Conservation. Any subspecies distribution is taken from the book British and Irish Butterflies, by Adrian Riley. Based on this data, the following species and subspecies may be found in this grid square:

Species selection:

In the table below, the icon links to a Google search based on the site name, and the and icons (where present) link, respectively, to Google Maps and Streetmap representations of the grid reference.

Site Name Grid Reference Species Subtaxon
Aird NM762003 Marsh Fritillary
Ardnamurchan Point NM416674 Dark Green Fritillary
Grayling ssp. atlantica
Ariundle Wood NM826633 Chequered Skipper
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Ballachuan Hazel Wood NM763146 Marsh Fritillary
Eas na Circe NM99664414 Green-veined White ssp. thomsoni
Eredine NM97100940 Purple Hairstreak
Glen Gour NM97906280 Dark Green Fritillary
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Kilninian NM39404540 Dark Green Fritillary
Loch Mudle NM54006600 Large Heath ssp. scotica
Lochuisge NM78005560 Large Heath ssp. scotica
Rubh' Arisaig NM62508500 Dark Green Fritillary
Shian Wood NM907418 Marsh Fritillary
Scotch Argus ssp. caledonia
Treshnish Point NM34004870 Grayling ssp. atlantica