The bi-annual magazine of the Association.

It offers high-quality, accessible articles on a wide range of subjects, written by experienced field naturalists. Other regular features include: Wildlife Observations and Book Reviews.

Free to members




British Naturalist

The bi-annual newsletter of the Association. It contains articles, membership news and details of branch events.


Free to members






Naturalists consider the glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca to have declined since World War II in the UK. However, this assertion is mainly based on anecdotal evidence, with few long-term studies undertaken to provide a more robust perspective of the plight of this beetle.

The aim of this book to present the results of a standardised survey of glow-worm distribution and abundance in Essex. It is believed that the survey is one of the first serious attempts in Europe to combine analysis of the distribution of glow-worms throughout a geographical area, with long-term monitoring of abundance to determine whether they are declining across a range of sites.

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Mosses and LiverwortsHow to begin the study of
Mosses and Liverworts

by  June Chatfield

Full of colour photographs and helpful line drawings, photographs (including invaluable micro photographs) by Christine Riesner, Chris Doncaster, Michael Demidecki and June Chatfield.

Size – 234×156. 80pp. £9.95           

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Natural History

How to begin the study of
Natural History

by  June Chatfield

This great little book is a really good introduction to all aspects of Natural History.



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Snails SlugsHow to Begin the Study of
Slugs and Snails

by J Sankey

Published by Richmond Publishing Co
in conjunction with the
British Naturalists’ Association.

Size A5


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