National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS)

  Get involved with Plantlife’s, National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) and adopt a 1km square to survey. Enter your post code to find out which squares are available near you. More details of how to participate are listed below:- Link to National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS)  

Baked Alaska – Tuesday 17th November

Ardfern, Lochgilphead – Craignish Village Hall.  Starts 7:30 pm For booking information click on the link below : – http://ridinglights.org/baked-alaska/

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 13th October

“The Forming of the Easdale Slates”  a talk by Alastair Fleming. Alastair is a local geologist, teacher and writer who lives on Luing and like many of our speakers is a Lorn Natural History Group member. The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to members, £2 to Read More …

SWT – A Boat Trip with Sealife Adventures – Tuesday 13th October 2015

SWT have organised a four-hour Wildlife Cruise with Sealife Adventures to the Corryvreckan on Tuesday 13th October at 10:00 hrs There are a couple of places left on this boat trip. Any takers? Cost is £50 per person. If you’re interested please get in touch with Tony Mitchell-Jones on T: 07788 497796 or E: tony@swtalg.org.uk

SWT Talk – The Wildlife of St Kilda & Mingulay – Thursday 15th October 2015

‘The Wildlife of St Kilda and Mingulay’ – a talk by David Palmar. At SAMS, Dunstaffnage, SWT Argyll and Lochaber Group Starting at 19:30 hrs

Biological Recording and the Use of Social Media – Thursday 15th October 2015

‘Biological Recording and the use of Social Media’ Thursday 15th October 2015 – 14:00 to 16:00 hrs The event will be held at the Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing. A talk by Richard Wesley of Lorn Natural History Group about the importance of biological recording and the use of Facebook as a recording medium. With Read More …

Studying the Garvellachs – Thurs 8th October 2015

“Studying the Garvellachs – Why are these rocks world-famous?” A display & talk by Tony Spencer, at the Atlantic Islands Centre. Display from 6.00pm; Talk 7.45pm. Bar and refreshments available from 6.15pm-10:30pm. Tony has been working for several summers on the Garvellachs. Those on passing boats may have seen a lone figure and wondered what Read More …

Sealife Adventures Boat Trip (with David Ainsley)

Saturday 19th September – Departure from Clachan Seil at 14:00 hrs A four hour trip to Seil Sound, Cuan Sound, Sound of Luing, the Grey Dogs, Scarba, the Corryvwreckan, Jura and the Great Race. Returning to Clachan Seil (discounted price to LNHG paid-up members – £30 each). The area is exceptional for Porpoise, Minke Whales, Read More …

Barcaldine BioBlitz – Saturday 5th September 2015

The first Bioblitz in Lorn is being held at the Sea Life Centre, north of Oban at Barcaldine in Lorn at 10am on Saturday 5th September, organised by Anna Price at the Centre. A bioblitz is when various experts and helpers get together to record as many species as possible at a given site on Read More …

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

The Bonaparte’s Gull is the american equivalent of the Black-headed Gull. The shape of the dark hood and the white leading edge to the primaries are both strongly reminiscent of Black-headed Gull but the hood is actually sooty-black rather than brown, the legs are ‘bubble-gum’ pink and the underwing is much whiter, especially under the Read More …