Bristol Naturalists’ Society and Covid-19

  • Field Meetings are now taking place, please see the June Bulletin for details. Booking may be necessary.
  • The Lecture Programme is delivered using Zoom. See the June Bulletin for details.
  • The Society’s Library is open but on a booking only basis. Please contact the librarian [email protected]


The harvestman Sabacon viscayanum subsp. ramblaianum

The harvestman Sabacon viscayanum subsp. ramblaianum copyright Maico Weites

The Invertebrate section aims to share knowledge and discover Bristol’s buglife through an ongoing program of field meetings, indoor seminars, workshops and talks. You don’t need to be an expert to join in at one of our events – we welcome all levels of experience and are happy to help interpret the wonderful world of insects to anyone with an interest.

We submit records of all species that we find to the Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre to help build up a picture of how Bristol’s Biodiversity is changing over time – which it certainly is. Even if you are not confident with Coleoptera (the Latin word for beetles), it might be you that catches the first species record for the county as new insects are turning up each year.

Whether you would like to identify insects, network with naturalists or just curious about bugs why not come along and see what wonders there are to find crawling in the undergrowth? We are always eager to explore new areas so please let us know if you would like to us to arrange a field meeting near you.

Rose Chafer Cetonia aurata copyright Maico Weites

Maico Weites  [email protected]