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LNHG is an active and friendly local natural history group based within the Lorn region of Argyll. We hold regular walks, talks and events for our members and the public.  Owing to the Covid-19 situation we are currently not holding any events in physical localities, but instead are holding regular online meetings via the Zoom video conferencing platform.


Our Saturday field trips are normally open to members and non-members alike.  They are a great way to explore new sites and improve your identification skills, as well as meeting like-minded people.  We will resume field trips as soon as this is compatible with Covid safety and government guidance.  If numbers have to be restricted, priority will be given to LNHG members.


Until field trips can resume, we are holding Monthly training sessions via Zoom instead.  These are for LNHG members only.  If you do not have Zoom installed on your device, a free and easy-to-install download is available for Microsoft, Android, Apple, Unix, and Linux operating systems from https://zoom.us/pricing


LNHG-icons_13We also hold Monthly talks all year round, normally on the second Tuesday of each month.  Before Covid these were held alternately in Seil and Oban.   Currently our monthly talks are held online via Zoom.


LNHG-icons_03Browse our website for more information including how to join LNHG, and how to get in touch with us via our contact form


ABReC is the Biological Records Centre for vice-county 98, Main Argyll, and records, collates and provides data for the region. We also accept records from other parts of Argyll that have no records centre of their own. There is a separate website for ARBReC. 


Our recording area, VC 98 Main Argyll, covers much of mainland Argyll. We are currently trying to increase the amount of data we have from under-recorded areas.


You can submit a sighting to us via the online form on the ABReC website, or via the ABReC facebook page, where you can also receive help with your identification.  Every record matters!


Find out more about the Scottish Biodiversity List  of flora, fauna and habitats, the EU Habitats Directive and Invasive Non-Native Species.


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Species of the Month

Each month we nominate a species for members to look for. You can also look for species from the same month in previous years, as every record helps.

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Field Trip Reports

View recent and archived reports of species seen on some of our previous field trips, along with photos.

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Online ID Guides

There are a wide range of websites and resources available to help you identify your finds. Browse them by category.