Welcome to Islay Natural History Trust
Both Trust members and visitors are also encouraged to leave records of their natural history sightings at the Centre - and you are invited to make entries on our online blog which can also be accessed through a terminal in our well-stocked library of books and periodicals. INHT Blog
Islay is perhaps best known for its wonderful all-year-round bird watching, for its tens of thousands of wintering geese, over 100 breeding species and spring and autumn migration. The island also enjoys fine displays of wild flowers, a rare butterfly, a wealth of seashore life and much, much more.
The Trust publishes regular newsletters, one of which doubles as an annual report with a brief summary of the year's natural history, an account of the monthly evening talks at the Natural History Centre, as well as the annual accounts. The Trust also publishes checklists of birds, butterflies and dragonflies, mammals and reptiles, and wild flowers, which are available free from the Centre.
For a family-friendly map and more wildlife information for children and families please go to: Wildlife for Kids
Details of forthcoming walks and talks will be posted here.
Stout footwear and dress for the weather; sorry no dogs. The walk is just £4 per person or £10 per family (2 adults plus children), members of the Islay Natural History Trust £2.
5th: The oldest of rocks & the billion year gap! Kilchiaran Bay - Meet at lay-by by old chapel /Kilchiaran track (by info board). Led by David Webster
12th: Ancient Forts and Ancient Woodland Dun Nosebridge Fort - Car share from Bridgend Woods car park (1:50) or meet at gate by hump back bridge (please park responsibly)
19th: Seashore, Shells & Seals Gartbreck - meet at parking area at end of track before Farm . (Car share from Bowmore 1:50 meet outside village hall)
26th: Orchids, Butterflies and other Dune Delights Sanaigmore - meet at Outback Art Gallery
Talks are held in the Centre at Port Charlotte and start at 7.30pm.
£3 Admission (£1 for members) which includes tea and light refreshments.
Our Natural History Centre Opening Hours are Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4.30pm, May to September. For more details of activities click this link to the INHT Blog .
Your membership of the Trust will allow us to continue our work at the Centre. Members enjoy free access at all times, including to our talks and presentations which are held approximately once a month. Please help us by clicking on the secure PayPal link below or contact us for more details. Become a Member of the Trust. We appreciate your support.
Islay Natural History Trust
The Natural History Centre
Port Charlotte, Islay, PA48 7TX
Registered Charity No. SC013713