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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
Caroline Anderson
Caroline AndersonSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 6:41pm
Along Crinan Moss to Moines Mhor NNR this evening
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
Bárbara Meireles GuimarãesSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 2:34pm
2nd of August

NM 8567 3094
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
Bárbara Meireles GuimarãesSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 1:40pm
Caterpillar
19th of September
outside Poppies carpark.
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
Bárbara Meireles GuimarãesSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 1:35pm
A walk in Carnassarie yesterday x

Fungi, caterpillars and much more!
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
Bárbara Meireles GuimarãesSunday, September 24th, 2017 at 1:15pm
Carnassarie part 2
It was a windy day so taking focused proud was very challenging.
Take a look at the brown Caterpillar!!! It looks like a twig!! How awesome is that???
Andy Jones
Andy JonesFriday, September 22nd, 2017 at 8:24pm
I know it is not local, but a friend of mine is looking for an ID. Any suggestions, please? :)
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