Into the wilds…

We have talks on a range of subjects, covering all the phyla – amphibians, reptiles, fish and small invertebrates, through to mammals. Speakers range from students to professionals. Numerous field meetings take place throughout the year, usually visiting local nature reserves in Dorset and Hampshire. The BNSS Museum has many zoological exhibits from around the world.

Crocodile Skull


Upcoming Animals events

Lecture: Dorset Mammals highlighting Dorset Dormice

28th April 2018 at 2.30pm

Speaker: Angie Price Angie, a member of Dorset Mammals Group working on the Atlas, specialises in Dorset Dormice.

Ecology Field Meeting: Dunyeats Heath, Broadstone

6th May 2018 at 10.30am

Leader: Keith Clements Dunyeats Heath, Broadstone Entrance to heath opposite 15 Merryfield Drive, park in or near cul-de-sac. Emperor moth, Moths, Butterflies, Ants, reptiles & Birds

Lecture: The Coral Reef: a threatened world wonder

15th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Speaker: Professor Joerg Wiedenmann Prof. Wiedenmann is Professor of Biological Oceanography at the University of Southampton and Head of the Coral Reef Laboratory at the National Oceanographic Centre. Prof. Wiedenmann will talk about the ecology of coral reefs and the impact of climate change. He will also discuss his research on their photobiology and the […]

Field Meeting: Down Farm

27th May 2018 at 10.30am-3.30pm

DOWN FARM Field Meeting ST 999 149 Leadr : Bryan Popple Field Trip to look at Archaeology, Botany, History, Wildlife ecology, conservation etc. Turn off the A354 signposted Wimborne St Giles. Continue a short distance along this road. Take the tarmac lane on the right (signposted ‘Down Farm’). The farm is past the cottages on […]

Lecture: Dorset Marine Mammals

29th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Speaker: Rick Morris Rick is chair of the charity Marine Life. Come and learn about their field techniques and who lives in our waters.

Lecture: Wildlife Photography

16th June 2018 at 2.30pm

Speaker. David Bailey David is a world class wildlife photographer based in Wales. He has won a number of awards and contributed to progammes such as ‘Springwatch’ and written for ‘The Countryman” magazine.

‘Back from the Brink’ Field Meeting: Holt Heath

1st July 2018 at 10.30am

‘Back from the Brink‘ Field Meeting at Holt Heath. Meet at White Sheet Hill Plantation Car Park SU048036 This is a Joint Field Meeting with ‘Plantlife’. We will be looking at threatened Heathland Species of plants and animals