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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
Lee Mckillop
Lee MckillopFriday, July 28th, 2017 at 7:34am
Emperor moth caterpillar? 🐛
Zena Henderson
Zena HendersonThursday, July 27th, 2017 at 8:03am
Albino tadpole, track by L. Aline
Caroline Anderson
Caroline AndersonThursday, July 27th, 2017 at 8:30pm
Lochan Buic - this wee chap too
Caroline Anderson
Caroline AndersonThursday, July 27th, 2017 at 8:27pm
I was like a pig in poop tonight at Lochan Buic the emeralds were out!!
Lynsey Gibson
Lynsey GibsonTuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 10:23pm
Some pics from my walk to the view point above Bellanoch this afternoon. Also called in to Heart of Argyll wildlife organisations visitor centre, lots to see and do well worth visiting of you're in the area.
Caroline Anderson
Caroline AndersonWednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 7:02pm
Very battered meadow brown on moss road heading to moine mhor and scotch argus from taynish which got blown onto my jacket
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