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10th December - AGM for the Society. Talk 'Scotland's Important Plant Areas' by Alistair Whyte, Plantlife Scotland.

Our Venue for the talks has changed to An Drochaid. Meeting is at 7.30pm.

All welcome.


'THE WILDLIFE OF LOCHABER' BOOKLET, WRITTEN BY JON MERCER AND IAN STRACHAN. Copies of the booklet on sale at £5. Please write to Highland Bookshop on the High Street, Fort William. Also for sale at other outlets around the area.


Below Tom Meadhoin above Callert on 6.10.2018 at 400m above the forestry a photo of Clavulinopsis fusiformis 'Yellow Spindle Coral', several clumps amongst bracken on grassland - there is quarzite in those hills.



WE NOW HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR REPORTING NATURAL HISTORY FINDS AND ANY APPROPRIATE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EVENTS  The website will still continue but Facebook will be the main channel of contact between members.



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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.