Branch News

Hon Chairman Steve Rutherford presented Richard Hall MBNA with his certificate at Idle Valley WLT nature reserve on 2nd May 2019

Hon. Chairman Steve joined members from Herts Branch on their walk around Berkhamsted Common, looking at lichens, flowers and trees

Steve on the right of the photo having lunch in the woodland


National Conference, 11th May 2019 at Forest School Epping – “Protecting our Marine Wildlife”

Join us at this fantastic event, with Activities & Workshops on Marine, Freshwater and Forest Wildlife

Plus lectures from our guest speakers

Professor Sarah Wanless – Seabird Marine Ecologist

Maya Plass – TV Marine Ecologist

Dr Tom Cameron – Aquatics Communities Ecologist

See our national BNA page for further details and how to book



19th January 2019

Hon. Chairman Steve met 17 members from Taw and Exmoor Branch at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust reserve. A very enjoyable visit and great to meet some of the members. We saw Smew, Pintail, Water rail, Snipe and Common Crane. Steve took a photo from the observatory tower and joined in a group photo with the members; and also posed next to the Statue of Sir Peter Scott the founder of the reserve and long time Vice-President of the BNA.


Exciting News! As from 9th October 2018

South Yorkshire Chairman Steve Rutherford FBNA has been voted in as the new Hon. BNA Chairman!

Steve follows Roger Tabor who has stepped down from the position after 20 years as Chairman. Roger will take up the position of Hon. President from David Bellamy who is also stepping down from the role.

South Yorkshire members send Roger their best wishes in his new role.

As Autumn approaches look out for birds migrating to the UK – Fieldfare, Redwing and Mistle Thrush, Pink-footed Geese and Barnacle Geese, and Goldeneye ducks.