LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 10th November 2015

It’s that time of year when we start looking at lichens again and who better than Andy Acton to give a talk on this amazing subject The title of his talk is     ‘Lichens of the Wild West’ The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free 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

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 …

Euphydryas aurina (Marsh Fritillary)

It has been a good year for recording Marsh Fritillary here on Seil and locally, with records from Ballachuan, Kilbrandon Church, Ardencaple, Loch Charn and the Toad of Lorn.  The importance of this string of close sites cannot be stressed too much, for if one site fails then there is always another to recolonise. Taken Read More …

SNHG Monthly Meeting – Tuesday 12th June 2012

Our speaker tonight is Dr Tom Prescott the Senior Conservation Officer of Butterfly Conservation Scotland and his  talk is entitled “Moths and Moth Trapping”. Following the meeting we will transfer to Ballachuan Hazelwood to inspect moths in a moth trap set by Tom.  We will also be checking this for further finds on Wednesday morning. Read More …

Ballachuan Nature Reserve – 26th September 2007

I was down at the Ballachuan Nature Reserve today with several other volunteers, David Croucher and the Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve Manager, Simon Jones to try and find evidence of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. The butterfly flies in late May and June. The female then lays batches of eggs on the underside of Devil’s-bit Scabious leaves. Read More …