was founded over 100 years ago with the sole aim of promoting the study
of all branches of Natural History and continues to do so to this day.
Wildlife & the Urban Landscape
What a terrific Conference 2013!
We are most grateful to
Speakers: Chris Baines, James Hitchmough, Bill Oddie and Alistair Fitter
Workshop Leaders: Martin Hicks, Sarah Patton, Steph West, Steve Rutherford,
Michael Demidecki, Tom Thomas, Ray Cranfield,
Tim Gardiner and Andrew Gammie
Exhibitors: Buglife, Wren Group, Barry Kaufmann-Wright, Essex ARG,
S.Yorks BNA Branch and Central & North Essex BNA Branch
& our Hosts at The Forest School, Epping
An account of the day with pictures will be available shortly
Our President is celebrating being 80 this year! David has been associated with the Association since he chaired our 75th Anniversary conference in 1980, 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 Blake Shield 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 botanising 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 and Blake Shield BNA Trust Fund chair Trevor Burbage was also there.
who love the subject and are keen to learn more about it.
Through our Conferences, Talks, Field Meetings and Publications we aim to satisfy
the interests of experts and amateurs, adults and children alike.
Through our BNA Branches around the UK our members enjoy regular Natural History Walks and Lectures and the rewards of socialising with people of like minds. Those who specialise in their subject delight in sharing their knowledge with those who know little about nature. We aim to encourage and help to create the experts of the future.
We welcome you to the BNA Website and hope that you find it interesting and stimulating,
so much so that you will join the Association and swell the numbers of Britain's Naturalists.