Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

local Natural history walks and field trips

The Seil Natural History Group, of whom there are increasing numbers of members in the Ardchattan area and north, are organising a couple of field trips and walks in our area in this coming week, one on Thursday 16th and one on Saturday 18th. To get more details join the SNHG and their mailing list. […]

September 14, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Environment, Nature  No Comments

Fungus Foray in Barcaldine this Sunday

You are invited by the recently formed Clyde and Argyll Fungus group to join them in a fungus foray to Barcaldine this weekend Sunday the 29th August,  in association with Seil Natural History Group.

August 23, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Community, Creran, Environment, Nature  No Comments

Butterfly survey week starts today

your help is requested to find out how many butterflies there are :- Butterfly Conservation is teaming up with Marks and Spencer to launch the biggest ever public butterfly and moth count to date. You can join in and help us track butterflies and moths, so we know where they need our help the most. […]

July 24, 2010   Posted in: Community, Environment, Nature  No Comments

Beach Cleans around Ardchattan this spring

Achaleven Primary School : – 19th April  ~~~~   contact Marian Fisher 01631 710529 North Connel Guides : – April 25th  ~~~~ contact Christine Campbell 01631 559386 Taynuilt PTA – : April 25th  ~~~~   contact Moira Carswell 01866 822767 Ardchattan and Bonawe – : April 29/30th and May 5th  ~~~~  contact Susan Bland 01631 750147 If you […]

April 18, 2010   Posted in: Bonawe, Children, Community, Environment, Etive, Event, Family, Nature, North Connel, Recycling, Schools  No Comments

First Spring birds – incoming migrants

There is a lot of traffic in the skies with the wild geese passing over in skeins as they head off to their summer nesting grounds, and glorious warmth in the sun, but has anyone seen any of our incoming spring migrants in Ardchattan yet? According to the Seil Natural History Group, there is already […]

April 13, 2010   Posted in: Community, Environment, Nature, Weather  2 Comments

Loch Etive Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan

meeting : Tuesday 30th March — Connel Village Hall — 7 pm This is the third meeting to discuss the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Loch Etive as part of the consultation process which aims to set the Management Plan for our area by October this year. The main topics for discussion are Natural […]

March 29, 2010   Posted in: Benderloch, Environment, Etive, History, Nature, North Connel  No Comments

Life can sometimes be hard here, but there are compensations

and our scenery surely has to be one of them. This stunning image is another from Steve Eccles – showing Ben Cruachan in all its glory. Click on the picture to see more. If you have a photo you have taken in these months of the most astonishing light and colours, please put it up […]

March 2, 2010   Posted in: Community, Etive, Nature, North Connel  No Comments

Photos around Ardchattan

There are always amazing pictures on the various online galleries of our parish, like this one to the left from Steve Eccles’ blogspot. Taken from Ben Lora, looking over the Keil crofts, its an evocative snapshot of the sunlight catching the Morvern hills. Beautiful.

February 24, 2010   Posted in: Community, Creran, Etive, Nature  No Comments

Loch Etive Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project

Loch Etive Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project The minutes of the meeting a couple of weeks ago have been posted on the Argyll and Bute website here.

February 9, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Benderloch, Bonawe, Business, Community, Community Council, Environment, Etive, Nature, North Connel, Renewable Energy  No Comments

Big Bird Watch this weekend

The Biggest annual Bird watch in the world is happening again tomorrow ! With over half a million contributors last year, the RSPB Big Bird watch is an important ecological national survey, and each and every one of us can get involved.

January 29, 2010   Posted in: Community, Nature  No Comments