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 on the Isle of Seil and the surrounding area of Lorn. We organise field trips in all parts of Lorn, and invite local and national speakers on subjects of natural history to our monthly meetings on Seil. 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. Our logo is of the rare Marsh Fritillary (Eurodryas aurinia) butterfly, a UK Biodiversity Action Plan species which is in severe decline, except here in Argyll. It’s food plant is the Devil’s Bit Scabious which is abundant here in Lorn. It can be seen in flight during late May and June at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Ballachuan Nature Reserve at Kilbrandon on Seil. LNHG website :- www.lnhg.org.uk
Robert Cruickshanks
Robert CruickshanksThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 4:57pm
Common Lizard 23rd June 2016 luachrach loch Oban
Judith Witts
Judith WittsFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 8:00am
Just remembered, I saw a White-tailed Bumblebee yesterday afternoon too - the first of the year
Judith Witts
Judith WittsThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 8:59pm
March Moth at my outside light tonight - the things I do for LNHG - standing on a wobbly bucket in the dark to take photos!
Carl Farmer
Carl FarmerThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 7:32pm
Kat Perry
Kat PerryMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:47pm
Thank you for accepting :) A friend suggested someone here might know what this wee fella is?
Kat Perry
Ruth Morley
Ruth MorleyThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:46pm
Hi, could do with some help with naming these birds, is the first a Wheatear? & the second a Pipit? appreciate the help, thanks Ruth.


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