LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 14th July 2015


Photo by Robert MacPherson

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) Photo by Robert MacPherson

Ben Darvill from the BTO at Stirling will give a talk on ‘Bird ID and Recording Techniques’  at Seil Island Hall on Tuesday evening 14th July starting at 19:30 hours, followed by a free training course the next day. Come along and improve your bird ID and recording skills against the beautiful backdrop of Ellenabeich, Isle of Seil.

Talk is free to members, £2 to non-members.

Coffee, tea and biscuits after the talk.

For further information please contact:-

Richard Wesley on T: 01852 300388  or  E: snhguk@gmail.com

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 9th June 2015


Environmental Ethics‘An Amateur’s Introduction to Environmental Ethics’     

  A talk by Anuschka Millar

‘Conservation is based on a set of values and most conflicts arise where these values clash with other types of values. The talk introduces some major theories of value. It will be a gentle introduction to important issues in conservation and is aimed at an audience without any philosophy background.’

Talk is free to members, £2 to non-members.

Coffee, tea and biscuits after the talk.

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 12th May 2015


(c) Glasgow Botanic Gardens; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) Glasgow Botanic Gardens; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Talk: The Life and Times of Thomas Hopkirk

Illustrated talk by Dick Peebles, chair of Clyde & Argyll Fungus Group. Hopkirk (1785-1841) was a pioneer of Scottish botany and mycology and founder of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Those who’ve been on fungus forays with Dick will know him as a very entertaining speaker whose enthusiasm for fungi is matched only by his fascination with those who pursued the same passion in an age very different to our own.

Talk is free to members, £2 to non-members.

Tea and biscuits after the talk.

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 14th April 2015


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‘Ascension Island’

Speaker :- James Fenton.

Venue:  Seil Island Hall,  Ellenabeich    Time:  1930 hrs.

Admission: Free to members, £2 to non-members, or join at the door.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the talk.

For further information please contact:-

Richard Wesley on T: 01852 300388  or  E: snhguk@gmail.com

Change of April walk date


Our “Secret Nature of Oban” walk scheduled for Sat 18 April has been moved to Sat 25 April so as to avoid clashing with the Mull bird training day. Full details will be given nearer the time. Our next field trip is at Glen Nant on Tue 31 Mar, as already announced. More info on this coming soon.
Carl

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 10th March


Arctic - SvalbardOur next monthly meeting is on Tuesday 10th March at Seil Island Hall,  Ellenabeich starting at 1930 hours.  We have three speakers,  undergraduates from SAMS  talking on the following subjects.

 

  •  ‘Farm ya later, Alligator’ :-  A talk by Stewart Beattie discussing the benefits for conservation by not removing wild populations.
  • ‘What the deep sea can tell us about climate change’ : – A talk by Rachel Vezza on the Faroe-Scotland channel deep water research.
  • ‘The Loch Etive Glacier’ : – A talk by Allan Audsley, exploring how Loch Etive as we know it today, was formed.

These three undergaduates are in their final year at SAMS, so this is an opportunity to show off their newly aquired skills, so come along and give them your support.

Admission: Free to members, £2 to non-members, or join at the door. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the talk.

For further details contact Richard Wesley on :-
E: snhguk@gmail.com or T: 01852 300388

Species of the Month


Orthosia gothica
Our Species of the Month for March is a moth that likes cold weather, the Hebrew Character. It will come to lit windows and is often still there in the morning at rest on the wall nearby. See http://www.lnhg.org.uk/species-of-the-month.htm for more info and a form to send in sightings. Good luck, and if you find any other moths at your windows, please send those in too!
Carl

Tuesday 24th February – Walk cancelled


I’ve decided to cancel tomorrow’s field trip at Glen Nant owing to the weather warnings that have been issued of severe gale force winds with sleet or snow and icy roads. It’s a long way for most members to come and we may find the Glen Nant road is not driveable. We wouldn’t be able to do the site justice in these conditions, even assuming anyone turns up.
We’ll have the walk next Tuesday 3rd March if the weather is better then.
Sorry for any disappointment but I think most people will be happy to stay at home!
Carl

Glen Nant field trip Tue 24 Feb


Our next field trip will be on Tue 24 Feb at Glen Nant national nature reserve near Taynuilt, an area of ancient Atlantic woodland with an exceptionally rich lichen flora. There’s a good chance of Red Squirrels, and perhaps even an early spring flower or two peeping out. Nobody won the prize for the first female Hazel flower on our last walk so there’ll be a free coffee in the Taynuilt Hotel for whoever finds one this time!

A leaflet about the reserve is at http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/B826705.pdf and a more detailed account at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/GlenNantReservejan07.pdf/$file/GlenNantReservejan07.pdf

Meet at 10 a.m. in the reserve car park which is reached by taking the B845 Kilchrenan road on your right as you head east out of Taynuilt. The car park is about 3 miles down this road, on your right, well signposted, at NN 019 272.

Bring packed lunch, clothing for all weathers and stout waterproof footwear. Lifts will be available from various places, please ask.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Carl

LNHG Talk – Tuesday 10th March


Arctic - Svalbard‘Adapting to the North’ :- A talk by Etsy Wilcox on adaptations of Arctic wildlife to cold weather’

‘What the deep sea can tell us about climate change’ : –
A talk by Rachel Vezza on the Faroe-Scotland channel deep water research.

‘The Loch Etive Glacier’ : – A talk by Allan Audsley, exploring how Loch Etive as we know it today, was formed.

Venue:  Seil Island Hall,  Ellenabeich    Time:  1930 hrs.

Admission: Free to members, £2 to non-members, or join at the door. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available after the talk.

For further details contact Richard Wesley on :- snhguk@gmail.com