National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS)

  Get involved with Plantlife’s, National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) and adopt a 1km square to survey. Enter your post code to find out which squares are available near you. More details of how to participate are listed below:- Link to National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS)  

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 9th Feb 2016

‘Wildlife Gardening’ with Barbara MacFarlane Barbara has been with TransTech Ltd at Connel for ten years working as Company Secretary and office administrator and has latterly diversified to carry out surveys for private water supplies and flood risk assessments. She also assists with benthic surveys for the aquaculture industry and phase 1 habitat surveys. In Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 8th December 2015

The Ups and Downs of Colonsay’s Buzzards with David Jardine. David spends many days every year on this beautiful Inner Hebridean Island and is well placed to discuss Colonsay’s Buzzards as he wrote the book ‘The Birds of Colonsay’.   The talk starts at 19.30 hours at the Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, And is Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 10th November 2015

It’s that time of year when we start looking at lichens again and who better than Andy Acton to give a talk on this amazing subject The title of his talk is     ‘Lichens of the Wild West’ The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to Read More …

Baked Alaska – Tuesday 17th November

Ardfern, Lochgilphead – Craignish Village Hall.  Starts 7:30 pm For booking information click on the link below : – http://ridinglights.org/baked-alaska/

Wild Mull Celebration – Sunday 8th November

The  Wild Mull team, mostly based on the island, has organised a free event to be held on Sunday 8th November, starting at 10am, at Craignure Village Hall The day will include presentations from a range of speakers discussing Mull’s species and habitats and including land owners and managers and non-governmental organisations. Speakers include David Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 13th October

“The Forming of the Easdale Slates”  a talk by Alastair Fleming. Alastair is a local geologist, teacher and writer who lives on Luing and like many of our speakers is a Lorn Natural History Group member. The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to members, £2 to Read More …

SWT – A Boat Trip with Sealife Adventures – Tuesday 13th October 2015

SWT have organised a four-hour Wildlife Cruise with Sealife Adventures to the Corryvreckan on Tuesday 13th October at 10:00 hrs There are a couple of places left on this boat trip. Any takers? Cost is £50 per person. If you’re interested please get in touch with Tony Mitchell-Jones on T: 07788 497796 or E: tony@swtalg.org.uk

SWT Talk – The Wildlife of St Kilda & Mingulay – Thursday 15th October 2015

‘The Wildlife of St Kilda and Mingulay’ – a talk by David Palmar. At SAMS, Dunstaffnage, SWT Argyll and Lochaber Group Starting at 19:30 hrs

Biological Recording and the Use of Social Media – Thursday 15th October 2015

‘Biological Recording and the use of Social Media’ Thursday 15th October 2015 – 14:00 to 16:00 hrs The event will be held at the Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing. A talk by Richard Wesley of Lorn Natural History Group about the importance of biological recording and the use of Facebook as a recording medium. With Read More …

Studying the Garvellachs – Thurs 8th October 2015

“Studying the Garvellachs – Why are these rocks world-famous?” A display & talk by Tony Spencer, at the Atlantic Islands Centre. Display from 6.00pm; Talk 7.45pm. Bar and refreshments available from 6.15pm-10:30pm. Tony has been working for several summers on the Garvellachs. Those on passing boats may have seen a lone figure and wondered what Read More …

‘Wild Islands’ – a local wildlife film by Sara Frost

For those on the Sealife Adventures boat trip on Saturday here is a sample of some of the creatures we may see on our four hour trip to the Corryvreckan and the Great Race. Sara Frost who was a wildlife guide with David Ainsley for a couple of years, produced this excellent film called ‘Wild Read More …

Sealife Adventures Boat Trip (with David Ainsley)

Saturday 19th September – Departure from Clachan Seil at 14:00 hrs A four hour trip to Seil Sound, Cuan Sound, Sound of Luing, the Grey Dogs, Scarba, the Corryvwreckan, Jura and the Great Race. Returning to Clachan Seil (discounted price to LNHG paid-up members – £30 each). The area is exceptional for Porpoise, Minke Whales, Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 8th September

‘The Scottish Beaver Trial – The Story so Far’ Olwen Armstrong Hemmings will be giving a talk about the Scottish Beaver Trial, a five year project which started in 2009. The monitoring phase of the Scottish Beaver Trial has now finished. All the scientific findings from that trial have been written up and were presented Read More …

Barcaldine BioBlitz – Saturday 5th September 2015

The first Bioblitz in Lorn is being held at the Sea Life Centre, north of Oban at Barcaldine in Lorn at 10am on Saturday 5th September, organised by Anna Price at the Centre. A bioblitz is when various experts and helpers get together to record as many species as possible at a given site on Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 11th August

Monthly Talk :- ‘The Mechanics of Diving’ with  Graeme Bruce. Graeme is an experienced local diver with much experience of the Firth of Lorn. The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to members, £2 to non-members. Coffee, tea and biscuits after the talk. For further information please Read More …