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British Naturalists’ Association

The National Body For Naturalists


The British Naturalists' Association
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.

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Join the BNA the national body for naturalists, founded in 1905, and extend your interest in the British countryside by taking part in a wide range of activities together with fellow enthusiasts of all ages. With the help of our experts, you will be able to learn more about our native flora and fauna and develop an in-depth understanding of how our natural world develops and changes increasingly important in view of the changes in our climate.

At national level, the BNA organises lectures and exhibitions, publishes ‘Country-Side’ and ‘British Naturalist’, the BNA website and holds National conferences and Field Trips for BNA Members and general public attendance.


to the BNA Website we hope you find it interesting and stimulating, and hope you will join the Association and swell the numbers of Britain's Naturalists.

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Have you seen a Small

Tortoiseshell this summer?

Concern is growing

as sightings of this

previously common

butterfly are significantly

down across the UK.

If you spot one of these pretty little butterflies in your garden before the end of the season, please submit your sightings to Butterfly Conservation.