Creepy crawlies…

The Society has extensive collections of butterflies and moths from both the UK and abroad, with smaller collections of other insect groups, such as dragonflies and beetles. We have regular, well illustrated talks, throughout the year and field trips and mothings at local sites, through the summer months.

Orange Tip butterfly

Species List for Field Trips 2017
Species List for Field Trips 2016

Insects NEWS

Photography Competition 2023

May 11, 2024

Thank you to everyone who entered the Photography Competition 2023. View all the Adult Winners and all the Young Explorer entries HERE. A photo book of all the Entries is now available to purchase at a cost of £12 per copy. With grateful thanks to Eleni Dimitriou, former Chair of Photography, for organising the Photography Competitions […]

Bournemouth Bug Show 2024

May 9, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Bournemouth Natural Science Society will have a stand at this year’s Bournemouth Bug Show. The event will take place on Sunday 2nd June 2024 at Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, BH21 3AP. The Show starts at 11:00am and closes at 4:00pm. Enter the Raffle for a chance to WIN a year’s […]

Great Big Dorset Hedge

October 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 Ceremony

April 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 Competition

March 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.

Mosquitoes, covid-19 & dogs

March 1, 2021

In a ‘Zoom’ talk in January entitled “From mosquito bites to sniffer dogs” new BNSS member and volunteer, entomologist Dr. Sophie Wulff, gave us insight into the work going on at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She started by describing what is known about how female mosquitoes detect humans in order […]