Knot a problem: Marine Animal Entanglement in Scottish Waters : Ellie Maclellan

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LNHG Talk : Tuesday 14th January 2020 – Seil Island Hall – 7:30 pm

Postponed : New date to be arranged.

The Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) is a partnership of six organisations dedicated to protecting Scotland’s wildlife, heritage, and sustainable marine industries. Since June 2018, SEA has been working with the Scottish inshore fishing industry to provide a coordinated, comprehensive monitoring and engagement programme, the better to understand the impact of marine animal entanglements in our waters, and to develop strategies to reduce this threat. This talk will present some of the exciting outcomes of this work.


LNHG Field Trip : Saturday 18th January 2020 : Meet 10:00 am at Corran Halls

Dunollie Wood: Bryophytes & Lichens : 10:00 am at Corran Halls

LNHG’s first monthly field trip of 2020 takes us to Dunollie Wood, which has been recently taken over by the Woodland Trust to conserve and manage its remnants of ancient Altantic woodland. See https://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/ancient-woodland-in-oban-added-to-chain-of-rainforest-sites-1-4874144 for more info. ABReC has supplied many records from these woods to the Trust, and our aim will be to add to these by searching little-visited areas of the woods for bryophytes and lichens, which are one of the woods’ key features (as well as being visible in January when most other things are not!) Date and time: Sat 18 Jan, 10.00 a.m. Meeting place: Corran Halls car park, Oban. Directions. Coming into Oban from the north, keep right (for Ganavan) at the first roundabout. Shortly after this, just before another small roundabout, the entrance to Corran Halls car park is on your right.If coming from the south, drive through Oban along the main coastal road, and when you come to the roundabout where the main A816 road turns inland and the Ganavan road continues along the coast, turn right up the A816 and then immediately left into the Corran Halls car park. This car park is free of charge in the winter. Grid ref of car park is NM 8574 3060. Terrain: Not all on paths. The woods are on a slope and the ground may be steep in places. Terrain may be wet, muddy, icy, and contain all the usual hazards of tree roots, invisible holes, thorns, rough ground, dangerous items of litter, etc. If you are coming on this field trip please read our Health and Safety Policy on http://lnhg.org.uk/health-and-safety-policy.htm To bring: Packed lunch, hot drink, clothing for all weathers, stout waterproof footwear, camera, binoculars, hand lens, GPS, ID books, notebook, tick repellent (all optional) Please car-share as much as possible. Lifts available from various places, please ask or offer. All good wishes for 2020 to all our members.