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 2019 Programme

May 11th - Crawfordsburn

May 18th -Nugent’s Wood

May 21st -

Geology near Carrickfergus

May 28th

Clandeboye Estate

June 1st - Slievenacloy

June 9th - Field trip to Offaly

June 22nd

Port Muck and Islandmagee

June 25th - Swifts

June 29th

Montiaghs and Portmore

July 6th - Killard Nature Reserve

August 3rd

Red Hall, Ballycarry

August 13th - Cavehill

August 20th

National Museum of History and Decorative Arts - Dublin

Sept 3rd - Belfast City Cemetery

Sept 7th - Geology of NE Antrim

Sept 28th

Fungus Foray