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2016/2017 WINTER SEASON MEETING - MONDAY MARCH 13TH - MEET AT ALEXANDRA HOTEL AT 7.30PM - BEN DARVILL, BRITISH TRUST FOR ORNITHOLOGY "SCOTTISH BIRDS - LATEST RESEARCH"


AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE CONSERVATION (ARC) TRUST
Peter Minting is holding a free presentation on Monday 15th May, 7.30-9.00pm, Alexandra Hotel, Fort William 'Amphibians of Scotland'. He is following this with a visit on Tuesday 16th May 9-11pm to Ballachulish quarry. This is with torches, wellies, after it gets dark. All welcome. His email is pete.minting@arc-trust.org to register interest or for further information.


NEVIS PARTNERSHIP are offering some interesting activities:

Conservation Work Parties - 14th Feb and 14th Mar
Lever and Mulch training workshop - 25th and 26th Mar
Herb Walk and Workshop - 13th May
Gaelic in the landscape - 20th May and 27th Aug

For booking, look at their website http://www.nevislandscape.co.uk/local/events/
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Cleared Wood                              Rubha Poll An T-Sellisdeire                               Carving Rock


VEGETATION CLEARANCE ON SSSI GEOLOGY SITE
Volunteers welcome to help with clearing Rhododendron ponticum on the bay opposite St John's Church, Ballachulish. Work has already started - we need people to cut-back, pull out branches, tend a bonfire. Parking at NN 06665 58613 (forestry entrance) for a few cars. Contact Jim Blair - email jim@lochabergeopark.org.uk



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Speckled Wood Butterfly

The Lochaber Natural History Society exists to promote interest in the study of our natural environment, as well as raising awareness and understanding, focussing especially on Lochaber and its surroundings, but also looking more widely across Scotland and beyond.

The scope of the Society’s interests includes all aspects of biodiversity – fauna, flora and habitats, from mountain top to seabed – as well as geology and other aspects of natural history, with a particular emphasis on conservation.

Lochaber is an outstanding area for natural history and a description of some highlights can also be read on the Articles page.

The Society is run by a committee of volunteers. Our principle activities are a programme of illustrated lectures and occasional field meetings, but it is hoped to increase our recording activity in future years.

Stag seen driving past Loch Quoich

The Society was founded in 1969 by Jim Rowbottom and his wife Tina. Jim, who died early last year, was chairman from 1969 to 2005 and a recent brief tribute to him can be seen on the Articles page.

LNHS is a member of the Lochaber Biodiversity Group, and contributed to the Local Biodiversity Action Plan ‘Living Lochaber’ which can be seen here http://www.highlandbiodiversity.com/htm/counties/lochaber/lochaber.php

Membership:

If you are interested in joining, you can do so at any of our meetings which are open to all. Or you may contact our Chairman Ian Strachan by completing our contact form.