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Curracag Winter Talks Programme

The programme of winter talks organised by Curracag, the Outer Hebrides Natural History Society runs from October to March each year.
Following the success of last years programme we have had to move to a new venue, so please note that we will now be using the Dark Isles Hotel in Liniclate, Benbecula and not Lews Castle College.

Talks are usually held on the second Thursday of each month and begin at 7.30pm.

Curracag members free, non-members £2

13 December 2018
Nature’s Recyclers
From Dumbledore to Dung Roundheads
Christine Johnson

Without the decay of animal and plant matter and the recycling of nutrients, life would grind to a halt. Fungi, together with bacteria and some invertebrates, are the main agents in the process of decomposition, and the participation of fungi in this process is probably their most important role. This talk will illustrate the great diversity of fungi and some of the invertebrates which are nature’s recyclers

Information on forthcoming talks will be published as soon as the details are confirmed

Curracag winter talks
New Publications

Hebridean Naturalist 18

The 2018 journal of Curracag the Outer Hebrides Natural History Society.
Edited by Chris Johnson.

Articles in this issue include:-

  • Sea-slugs of the Western Isles
  • A quest for pollinators on the Uists and Benbecula
  • The Emerald Damselfly
  • How long do inter-tidal species persist in rock pools?

Published in November 2018. 101pp.

Price is £7.50 plus P&P (journal is free to fully paid up members).
Please visit the Curracag website for further information.

Volume 17 and some of the earlier issues of the Hebridean Naturalist and the Flora of St Kilda are also available for purchase from the website.

You can see the contents of all the issues of the Hebridean Naturalist on the Outer Hebrides Natural History Bibliography website.

New Websites

Marine and Freshwater Algae of the Outer Hebrides

OHBR algae website

Hebridensis - Outer Hebrides Wildlife Website Hub

Hebridensis web site