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 2017 Programme

May 6th - Carrickmore


May 9th - Members’ Night


May 20th - Rathlin Island


May 23rd - Oakfield Glen


June 3rd - Portmore Lough


June 6th - Black Mountain


June 10th - Mountstewart


June 15th-19th - Isle of Man


June 24th - Slievenacloy


July 25th - Newtownards Building Stones


July 29th - Coney Island,

Lough Neagh


August 5th - Murlough


August 8th - Belfast Buildings


August 12th - 13th

Fermanagh and South Donegal


August 19th - Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy/Waterfoot


Sept 5th - Rock identification


Sept 16th - The Cavan Burren


Sept 30th - Belvoir Forest