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January 2020

Tamar Lakes and beyond – Sunday January 19th 2020

January 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tamar Lakes and beyond. Meet at 11.00 am at the Lower Lake car park (Map Ref  SS 295 107). A quick visit to the Upper Lake then on to Maer Marshes  and on the way home stop at Bursdon Moor for possible hen harrier, merlin, short eared owl and barn owl. PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPATION ON ALL OUTINGS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK

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February 2020

Annual Indoor Meeting

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Castle Centre, 25 Castle Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DR United Kingdom
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The British Naturalists’ Association is pleased to present speaker Rupert Kirkwood, well-known local vet and kayaker, whose talk - "Up the creek…….and beyond" will be at The Castle Centre, Barnstaple Friday 21st February at 7.30 pm. Entrance £3.00 includes tea/coffee & biscuits. Members and non-members welcome! Raffle and book stall.

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March 2020

Field trip – Seaton Wetlands

March 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday March 8th A visit to  the superb Seaton Wetlands reserve alongside the River Axe. Meet at The Barnstaple Leisure Centre car park to amalgamate into fewer cars at 9.30 am or go direct and meet in the adjacent free cemetery car park (Map Ref  SY 248 915) (post code EX12 2SP) at 11.00am. Level walking. Bring a packed lunch.

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April 2020

Field Trip – Halsdon Nature Reserve

April 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday April 19th A woodland walk in Halsdon Nature Reserve bordering the River Torridge for Spring flowers and possibly kingfishers, pied flycatchers and sand martins. Meet at the lower entrance (Map Ref SS 560 117) at 11.00 am. Sturdy footwear, level walking. Bring a packed lunch.

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May 2020

Field Trip – Near Bradworthy

May 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday May 17th Discover the flora and fauna of the privately owned Field Irish Farm near Bradworthy which has been farmed alongside nature for generations. Meet at 11.00am at (Map Ref SS 345 154) Bring a packed lunch. Stout footwear. Possible cream tea afterwards.

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June 2020

Holiday to the Forest of Dean

June 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

June 1st - 5th BNA  trip to The Forest of Dean Booking essential. For further information contact our branch chairman Brian Sims 01271 343607.

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Field Trip – Braunton Burrows

June 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday June 28th A walk among the varied habitats of Braunton Burrows which contain several species of orchid led by local expert John Breeds. Meet at 11.00 am at Sandy Lane car park (Map Ref SS 463 349) Car park charge. Bring a packed lunch.

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July 2020

Field Trip – Countisbury Peninsular

July 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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August 2020

Field Trip – DWT Reserve, Meeth

August 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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February 2021

Isley Marsh Field Trip

February 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 7th A visit to our local RSPB reserve at Isley Marsh for estuary and wetland birds. High tide about 2.00pm. Meet on the Yelland Business Park Road at 11.00 am. Bring a packed lunch. Level walking. Please note: Participation on all field trips is at your own risk. Please wear appropriate footwear and suitable clothing. Our field trips are informal - we meet promptly but have no set finish time. For more information and to confirm your attendance…

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