LNHG is an active and friendly local natural history group based within the Lorn region of Argyll. We hold regular walks, talks and events for our members and the public.

Join us for our Saturday field trips, open to members and non-members alike.  Explore new sites and improve your identification skills.

LNHG-icons_13We also hold Monthly talks all year round, normally on the second Tuesday of each month at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich.

LNHG-icons_03Browse our website for more information including how to join LNHG, field trip reports, our photo gallery  and our latest news.

LNHG-icons_08Get in touch with us using our contact form, through facebook or by email or phone.

Lorn Natural History Group is the Biological Records Centre for Main Argyll (vice-county 98) and records, collates and provides data for the region.

Our recording area, VC 98 Main Argyll, covers much of mainland Argyll. We are currently trying to increase the amount of data we have from under-recorded areas.

You can submit your records to us in a wide variety of ways – every record matters! Not sure of your grid reference? – use our grab a grid reference tool.

Find out more about the Scottish Biodiversity List  of flora, fauna and habitats, the EU Habitats Directive and Invasive Non-Native Species.


Species of the Month

Each month we nominate a species for members to look for. You can also look for species from the same month in previous years, as every record helps.


Field Trip Reports

View recent and archived reports of species seen on some of our previous field trips, along with photos.


Photo Gallery

We have built up a collection of photos of local species to help you identify your finds. Browse them by category.

Latest news from Lorn Natural History Group

below are the latest posts from our facebook page

Lorn Natural History Group

Our aim is to enjoy, study, conserve and promote awareness of natural history in Lorn and adjacent parts of Argyll. We organise field trips in all parts of Lorn, and hold monthly talks by local and national speakers on natural history topics. We co-operate with conservation organisations to preserve and maintain Lorn’s biodiversity, undertaking wildlife projects and building up a knowledge base of species distribution. We believe that by understanding the local ecology we can help promote awareness and protect the natural world we have to enjoy on our doorstep. We operate the biological records centre for vice-county 98 Main Argyll, which includes all of mainland Argyll except Kintyre and Morvern. It also includes the islands of Lismore, Kerrera, Seil, Easdale and Luing. Our data is uploaded to the National Biodiversity Network and is made available to SNH and to environmental consultants. We believe that planning and other land use decisions should be based on knowledge rather than ignorance. Photos posted on this group should include the date and location so that we can record the sighting. This will help with conservation of the species concerned and its habitat (or with appropriate action if it is a non-native invasive species). Wildlife photos that lack any information linking them to the local area are of no value to us and should be posted on a photography group instead. We welcome requests for identification of sightings from photos, provided they are from our area. You do not have to be a LNHG member to join this Facebook group, but we can't survive without membership fees so please consider joining LNHG, for just £10 per year. You can do this via the LNHG website www.lnhg.org.uk
Judith Witts
Judith WittsTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 5:09pm
Saturday's Cuckoo hasn't been heard again - must've been a stranger heading further north, but the garden is full of the liquid song of the Willow Warbler (seen too) and there's still only one swallow. Carder Bee on Symphitum
Carl Farmer
Carl FarmerTuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 11:37am
I would encourage anyone who can get there to drop in at the Barcaldine Forest consultation at Victory Hall, Benderloch, between 2-7 pm today. Their proposed management plan has many plus points for wildlife and natural habitat restoration, but it is important that they are aware of how much people in the local area value these aspects of the forest.

The area concerned includes Ben Lora forest, Sutherland's Grove and the woods along the south side of Loch Creran as far as Druimavuic, near the head of the loch.

Attached map is taken from the map on the Barcaldine land management plan consultation web page http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/managing/plans-and-strategies/land-management-plans/consultations/1613-barcaldine
Jan Hamilton
Jan HamiltonSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 10:53pm
Serpulid tubeworm. Apparently this is a recent Aussie invader. This was on polystyrene that had been part of a pontoon at Kyleakin. Is it in Argyll too?
Lynsey Gibson
Lynsey GibsonSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 8:34am
Just seen my first ever Nuthatch, and didn't even need to leave the house😊
Kyle Dods
Kyle DodsSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 2:59pm
Saw and heard first cuckoo on connel back road.
Caroline Anderson
Caroline AndersonSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 9:59am
A wee ginger ninja visited this morning
Caroline Anderson


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