LNHG Field Trip to Ford – Sat 16th April 2016

We head down south for our April field trip, to Ford, at the south-western tip of Loch Awe. This area has a range of woodland types plus marshes, rocky ground and of course, the loch itself. Though still early in the year it’s time to drag our attention away from lichens and decaying fungi and welcome Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Strone Hill – 12th March 2016

Our next field trip is at Strone Hill, about 3 miles east of Dalmally, where there are footpaths leading through remnants of ancient oak woodland down to the river Lochy. We’ll be recording lichens, fungi and anything else that’s about. Meet at the Forestry Commission car park which is well signposted on the right as Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Glen Nant – 13th Feb 2016

Our next field trip is to Glen Nant National Nature Reserve to look at the lichens and other inhabitants of the “Celtic Rainforest”. This is in conjunction with Plantlife’s Celtic Rainforest storytelling event at Taynuilt and the launch of their new Glen Nant walk leaflet. Meet at 10 a.m. in the reserve car park which Read More …

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 …

LNHG Field Trip to Achnahullin Wood

We were very lucky with the weather for today’s midweek survey walk, in contrast to last month’s effort! We visited a wood near the Tigh an Truish armed with a grid ref and photo of a single Hazel Gloves fruitbody that was found there by Andy and Richard in 2007. The health of the hazel stem it was Read More …