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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
Ruth Morley
Ruth MorleyWednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:45pm
Not sure if i've shown this years Kit at Keills.
Davie Walker
Davie WalkerSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 3:05pm
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Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
Bárbara Meireles GuimarãesSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 5:05pm
Cool days! :)
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
EcoCentric Voyager
Field surveys with Carl Farmer from the Lorn Natural History Group. This is a #lichen that was growing on a fallen tree. The lichen is from the Lobaria family - Lobaria scrobiculata This is quite rare around the world because it only occurs in Oceanic habitats. It occurs in a few places in the West Coast of Scotland and a few other places in the rest of the world. #incredible I am testing a new method of getting really detailed videos with my phone! Let me know what you think :) :D #magnifier #awesomemagnifier #fieldsurveys #nofilter #nofilters #nature
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
Bárbara Meireles GuimarãesSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4:39pm
Awesome day out in nature! :D
Bárbara Meireles Guimarães
EcoCentric Voyager
We had a day out in nature today with Carl Farmer from the Lorn Natural History Group. Just as we were heading out of the woods we found this awesome looking earth ball fungi. In this video Carl shows some of the characters of this fungi and two different specimens. #nofilter #nofilters #education #educating #naturewalks #naturevideo #naturevideos
Will Self
Will SelfThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 7:08pm
Interesting evening coming up on 25th November in Tayvallich. All welcome.
Lee Mckillop
Lee MckillopThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 12:46am
Wee moth I found today
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