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Red admiral butterfly
Go bug spotting this summer

Spring and summer walks in Bristol

Now that spring is finally here you might feel more like getting out in the open air and enjoying some of the natural wonders the Bristol area has to offer.


To help you plan your outing, Bristol Naturalists' Society has organised a comprehensive programme of walks and field trips.

On offer are explorations of the Avon Gorge to learn about rare plants, kingfisher-spotting along the Frome or an adventure in the dark searching for nightjars at Stock Hill.

Other highlights include walks to see wildflowers, bluebell bonanzas and creepy crawlies, evening birdsong walks and a glimpse at the wildlife of Arnos Vale, where there is a collection in aid of the cemetery's restoration.

"Each walk is lead by a local expert who will help you identify and learn more about the plants, animals or rocks that are the focus of the walk," said society president Ray Barnett.

Bristol onion flower
The Bristol onion is found in Avon Gorge

"These trips are great for anyone new to wildlife watching and for more experienced people who want to brush-up their identification skills."

Founded in 1862, Bristol Naturalists' Society runs some 80 events a year aimed at all levels of interest. It is a registered charity.

Spring and summer events run from April to June and a full list is available on the society website.

You can go on any two field trips free, as a taster to see if you would like to join the society.

Membership costs £16.50 (£20.00 if two people from the same household join and £8.50 for students).

This entitles you to attend as many of the walks and talks throughout the year as you wish, for free, plus newsletters, reports and access to the society's lending library.

last updated: 30/03/06
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