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LNHG talk: Wildlife and Conservation in Azerbaijan

Tuesday 12th February 2019  (19.30-21.30 hrs)

Venue: Rockfield Centre, Oban

Wildlife and Conservation in AzerbaijanDetails

Speaker: Dr James Fenton, LNHG Secretary and a Trustee of the National Trust for Scotland

Description: Azerbaijan is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, situated between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains. It is a country of contrasts with high mountains, temperate forests, wetlands and deserts. It contains many threatened species including leopards, mouflon and wild goats, but there have been conservation success stories such as bringing the gazelle back from near extinction. This talk takes an overview of the country, its wildlife and its conservation issues.

Date and time: Tuesday 12th February 2019, 7.30 pm

Venue: Rockfield Centre, Oban

Admission free to paid-up LNHG members; £2.00 for non-members.

Refreshments and conversation after the talk.

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LNHG Field Trip to Port Appin

Saturday 16th February 2019  (10.00 – 15.00 hrs)

Meeting Place:  Port Appin Pier

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This month’s field trip takes us around the coastal loop from Port Appin via Clach Tholl. There’s a glowing account of this route at  – https://www.wildlochaber.com/north-argyll/walking/port-appin-and-clach-thoull  but at this time of year, it won’t be quite as flowery as described, though the geology and the views will still be there. Our recording focus will be mainly on lichens and bryophytes, including coastal species.

Date and time: Sat 16 Feb, 10.00 a.m.

Meeting place: Port Appin pier. Note parking can be difficult at the pier, and sometimes it is necessary to park a bit further back, so please allow time for this.

Terrain: There is a track or fairly easy path all the way. We may venture onto the terrain to either side of the track, which is very varied and contains all the usual hazards of mud, water, slopes, rough ground, thorns, discarded wire and other dangerous items, 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, insect repellent (all optional)

Please car-share as much as possible. Lifts available from various places, please ask or offer.

Event photo is by Jan Hamilton, showing Wilson’s Filmy Fern. We should see this together with Tunbridge Filmy Fern and Hay-scented Buckler Fern, all at the same spot if they are still there.

 



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