LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 8th March 2016

‘Invasive Plants’ with Gordon Gray Stephens. What are they? Invasive non-native species (INNS) are species which have been introduced, as a result of human activity, to an area where they are not native, and which are detrimental to native species and habitats.  Well-known examples are Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Rhododendron.  As well as affecting 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 …

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 …

‘Wild Islands’ – a local wildlife film by Sara Frost

For those on the Sealife Adventures boat trip on Saturday here is a sample of some of the creatures we may see on our four hour trip to the Corryvreckan and the Great Race. Sara Frost who was a wildlife guide with David Ainsley for a couple of years, produced this excellent film called ‘Wild 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 …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 8th September

‘The Scottish Beaver Trial – The Story so Far’ Olwen Armstrong Hemmings will be giving a talk about the Scottish Beaver Trial, a five year project which started in 2009. The monitoring phase of the Scottish Beaver Trial has now finished. All the scientific findings from that trial have been written up and were presented 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 …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 11th August

Monthly Talk :- ‘The Mechanics of Diving’ with  Graeme Bruce. Graeme is an experienced local diver with much experience of the Firth of Lorn. The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to members, £2 to non-members. Coffee, tea and biscuits after the talk. For further information please Read More …