During the summer we have a regular programme of Field Trips throughout Northern Ireland that are led by subject experts. There is at least one long Field Trip of general interest to a region of Ireland (and occasionally beyond) each summer.


A special Members' Night in late spring provides an illustrated review of the previous Summer Programme and a look forward to the coming season.


We also run a series of evening Winter Lectures usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the lecture theatre at the Ulster Museum, Stranmillis.


Following the Annual Fungus Foray, the Conversazione in October gives members an opportunity to display items of their own - photographs, sketches, specimens, etc. - for which two prizes (Junior and Senior) are awarded.


We occasionally run introductory courses and workshops on such topics as archaeology, plant identification,botany, fossils, rocks, and minerals, etc.


The Sectional Secretaries record club activities and accounts are published each year in the Annual Proceedings. Field Trip Reports are available on the website.

A dinner is held every two years, (with a guest speaker).


The Club encourages original research - for example, the Urban Flora of Belfast by Stan Beesley and John Wilde (published in 1997 by the Institute of Irish Studies) was the culmination of three year's intensive recording by many dedicated members

Castle Espie

Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Tyrella

Mournes

Treasure Hunt winners

Annual Conversazione

Events

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Bushmills, Dundarave 6th April 2014 - Botany/Zoology, led by David McNeill.

June 2014, Long Field Trip to North Mayo.

Looking back...

Summer 2018 Programme

April 28th - Tropical Ravine


May 8th - Minnowburn


May 19th - Folk Museum


May 29th - Ballymacormick


June 2nd

Bellaghy and Waterfoot


June 5th - Cavehill


June 9th - Downpatrick


June 10th - Murlough


June 12th - Birds at Kiltonga


June 19th - Swifts


June 24 - 28th

Field trip to County Kildare.


July 3rd - Cultra


July 24th - Nendrum


August 4th

Upperlands, Maghera


August 7th - City Cemetery


August 11th

Kearney and Exploris


Sept 1st - GSNI Core Store


Sept 15th - Fungas Foray


Sept 22nd

Seeds for the Future, Strangford