NEWS : Butterflies of Mabie Forest Butterfly Reserve – Jessie Wormell

Date and time: Tuesday 12th November 2019: The Rockfield Centre, Oban – 19:30 hours

Mabie Forest is one of only three Butterfly Reserves in Scotland designated by Butterfly Conservation. Long term recording and monitoring of butterflies at Mabie helps to provide a firm foundation for effective conservation of threatened butterfly species and populations both locally and nationally. Jessie is a BSc (Hons) graduate in Ecology with a Masters Degree in Biological Recording. She monitored butterflies at Mabie Forest for 16 years, providing evidence-based recommendations for effective habitat management. This data also contributed to the national Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, helping to guide national conservation efforts.
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LNHG Field Trip: The Fungi & Lichens of Kilchrenan

Saturday 16th November 2019 : 10:00 am

Saturday 16th November 2019

This month’s field trip takes us to Kilchrenan where we will be looking at woodland fungi and lichens, and of course anything else of interest that we see.
Date and time: Sat 16 Nov, 10.00 a.m.
Meeting place: From Taynuilt take the B845 to Kilchrenan. As you come down the hill into Kilchrenan, there is a long layby on your right (NN 0371 2287), just before the school and the Kilchrenan Inn and the turning to Ardanasheig. Park in the layby and meet there.
Terrain: Mostly in woodland. May be muddy or icy, depending on weather. Not all on paths. Any kind of hazard may be encountered including water, steep slopes, hidden obstacles, holes in the ground, thorns, fallen trees etc. Ticks are still about. If you are coming on this field trip please read our Health and Safety Policy on
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.
Looking forward to seeing everyone