About Lorn Natural History Group

Established in 2007 as the Seil Natural History Group, the LNHG adopted its present name in 2013 to reflect the geographical spread of its activities.   It has over 120 members from all over Lorn and beyond.


Benefits of membership include:

  • Programme of monthly walks
  • Monthly recording field trips
  • Regular evening talks
  • Other special events including boat trips and fungus forays
  • Local wildlife online discussion forum
  • Identification service
  • Input into locations of field trips – we are happy to visit your local patch!
  • Advice on photography, use of GPS, recording software, etc.
  • Moth trap available – we will set it up in your garden overnight and identify the moths
  • A easy way to get your sightings onto the National Biodiversity Network and the various recording schemes such as Butterfly Conservation, British Dragonfly Society, etc.
  • BTO Bird Track Membership
  • You will be helping to conserve the wildlife of this beautiful area

All these benefits are FREE to members apart from the cost of occasional special events such as boat trips.

Membership is just £10 per annum.


Our aim is to enjoy, study, conserve and promote awareness of natural history in Lorn and the surrounding areas of Argyll. 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 and Oban. 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.