Our President celebrated

being 80 in 2013!

David has been associated with the Association since he chaired our 75th Anniversary conference in 1980, over 33 years ago. A year later he became President of the BNA’s Young Naturalists and subsequently President of the BNA. David has maintained his support of naturalist youth training in presenting the BNA Awards each year.

David chaired our centenary conference at Cressing Temple, where he was presented with the BNA’s Centenary Medal. David has consistently given practical support to BNA in being an active President, and has chaired most of our conference lecture sessions, and led botanical field activities at BNA conferences, and in 2012 on his early home territory of Nonsuch Park co-led a remarkable field event for BNA in the Queen’s Jubilee Year.

David became an Honorary Fellow of the Association to help a wider awareness of the BNA’s promotion of the proper pursuit of field skills in natural history.

Thank you David for your active and long support for BNA and its championing of natural history!

To mark David’s 80th birthday in a lifetime of bringing natural history to a wide audience through his television programmes, and his very active support of organisations that promote an interest in fauna & flora especially for the young, his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh hosted an event at Buckingham Palace at which there was an inaugural David Bellamy Lecture on the 13th March given by Professor Chris Baines. BNA’s chairman Roger Tabor represented the BNA at this event.

David Bellamy at 80!

© The British Naturalists’ Association 2014