Take to the skies…
Our ornithology collections consist of more than 300 mounted and stuffed specimens, cabinets holding egg collections and bird skulls.
Lectures relating to birds and their activities occur approximately 10 times a year. Recent topics have included the birds of Tibet, of SE Asia and of New Zealand, as well as the Peregrine Falcons nesting locally.
The Museum Room is dominated by a magnificent Osprey. This was shot by the Earl of Malmesbury on his Avon Estate in September 1822. Indeed, many of our finest exhibits came from the “Shooting Earl’s” private collection.
The Library contains a wide selection of Ornithology books, magazines and CDs. It is open as a Reading Room and Members’ Lending Library each Tuesday morning, and for an hour before each of our twice-weekly lectures.
Great Big Dorset HedgeOctober 18, 2023
Many of you will have attended the talk about the Great Big Dorset Hadge Project given by Julie Leah on Tuesday 3rd October. More information about the project and how to volunteer for it was given in Julie’ last slides which you can view here
BNSS Photography Competition 2022 Exhibition and Awards CeremonyApril 14, 2023
The BNSS Photography Competition 2022 Exhibition and Awards Ceremony will take place on: 22nd April 2023 at: 2.30pm-6pm Event will be “in house” in the BNSS Lecture Theatre details of results here
BNSS Launches 2021 Photographic CompetitionMarch 31, 2021
New Chair of Photography Eleni Dimitriou has launched the 2021 Photographic Competition with 3 categories Plants & Fungi, Landscapes and Wildlife. For full details see poster below.