Lorn Natural History Group zooms ahead with online meetings

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Lorn Natural History Group has gone on Zoom to keep up the group’s monthly talks during lockdown.

February’s talk was Penguins in Oban Bay? by Mary Macintyre, a fascinating review of observations by naturalists of the past who visited or resided in Argyll.

The talk on March 2 was by Dr Helen Taylor, Conservation Field Programme manager at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, on the topic of endangered Scottish species that the RZSS is working to save.

Live talks will be held in Oban and Seil again as soon as conditions permit, and until then the group will continue its programme of Zoom talks.

The monthly field trips have also been replaced by online training workshops, which have attracted greater attendances than the average field trip.

The last workshop was on Winter Fungi, and the next will be on Spring Wild Flowers of Argyll, on Monday March 8.  These will continue until outdoor field trips can resume, and on a less frequent basis thereafter.

To keep the numbers manageable, the Zoom talks and workshops are restricted to LNHG members. Membership is just £10 per year and entitles the member to attend all indoor, outdoor and online events. Membership information can be found on the group’s website at lnhg.org.uk