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



Treasure Hunt winners

Annual Conversazione


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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