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British Naturalists’ Association

The National Body For Naturalists


The British Naturalists' Association
was founded 110 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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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.

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.

Ron Andrews

Dr Harold Hughes OBE

Hon FBNA and former

vice-president of Butterfly Conservation, died peacefully in Shropshire.

BNA extends sincere condolences to his family.