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BNA CONFERENCE 2009


Event Overview


The BNA's national conference was held on the May 9th at Forest School, Snaresbrook, in Epping Forest. Lots of naturalists were involved including:
Wildlife TV presenter & photographer Chris Packham
Amphibian expert Professor Trevor Beebee
Phenological Indicator Species: Dr Chris Gibson
Bat expert Phil Richardson



The Conference


Chairman Roger Tabor opens conference, welcomes delegates,

and talks about "Bring Back the Nature Table"


Field Events

Field Workshops on frogs, toads, pond dipping, bumblebees, bats, spiders etc

took place in Epping Forest.


Amazing Amphibians Field Workshop led by Professor Trevor Beebee with support from Froglife


David Bellamy in Botanising Field Workshop


Spider Search Field Workshop led by Tom Thomas


The Encaenia


The Encaenia procession


The Remembrance for Professor Mike Majerus FBNA Honoris Causa in the chapel



Picture Gallery


Chris Packham receiving an Hon. Fellowship and signing book of Fellows Honoris Causa


Chris Packham giving his address on receiving his Fellowship




Professor Trevor Beebee receiving Peter Scott Memorial Award


Dr Chris Gibson receiving the

David Bellamy Award


Paul Ferris receiving the

Richard Fitter Memorial Medal


Neil Garrick-Maidment receiving Fellowship from David Bellamy


Fellows and Registered Members