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
Carl Farmer
Carl FarmerSaturday, February 24th, 2018 at 8:56pm
Carl Farmer
Carl FarmerThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 8:26pm
Just realised we don't have any training days lined up! In the past 12 months LNHG has held 6 training days/weekends:

7-8 Mar Microscope workshop Benderloch
10 May BTO training day Seil
20-21 May Lichen workshop Appin
12 Jul Bird-ringing training day Scammadale
7 Oct Fungal training day Benderloch
28 Jan Bryophytes day at Glencoe

Does anyone have any requests for subjects for future training days?
Carl Farmer
Carl FarmerSaturday, February 24th, 2018 at 8:35pm
Judith Witts
Judith WittsThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 9:23am
Pollen coming on my black willow catkins - indoors unfortunately so no use to early bees
Judith Witts
Judith WittsThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 9:12am
Beautiful Dog Lichen on Rowan stump (blown over several years ago) and something else in the woodpile. Drimfern
Martyn Murray
Martyn MurrayWednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 8:08pm
Something to get our teeth into!


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