Welcome! Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society (GNS) is the natural history recording organisation for Gloucestershire, UK, recording all of the flora and fauna in the county. The society publishes a quarterly newsletter, a journal and an annual bird report as well as organising lectures and field meetings. The society was formed in 1948 with the aim of promoting an interest in the varied wildlife of the county. At the same time, it assumed the task of recording the county’s flora and fauna. To assist in this, the society appoints and supports county recorders for all aspects of wildlife.
Our next event
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Image intensifiers and their use in natural history studies – a two-part talk by Anna Field and Richard Tyler
GNS AGM. Following a very short business meeting, there will be a two part presentation about the use of Image Intensifiers in natural history studies; Anna Field will deal with their use during night time...
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Garden Challenge 2023
Following the great interest the Garden Challenge had in 2020 we want to resurrect it for 2023 to encourage more recording within gardens and other public spaces around the county….
Waterbirds and the cold weather
In these days of global warming, winters are generally becoming milder, and birds are reacting to warmer conditions by changing their migratory movements. One well-known Gloucestershire example is the reduction…
A request for help from Buglife
Please see the following request which we’ve received from Lucia Chmurova at Buglife. If you’d be interested in taking part please contact Lucia at [email protected] We are looking for conservation-minded…
2023 Botanical Meetings GNS Plant Group
For the botanists amongst you and for anyone else with an interest in plants, please see this pdf for a list of Botanical Meetings for the GNS Plant Group for…
The Stroud Valleys Project has let us know that they will be hosting a talk on the Peregrine Falcon later this month. The regal Peregrine Falcon has earned a fearsome…
The GNS Annual Photographic Competition
Almost 250 entries were received this year from 31 contributors, the standard of many of the photographs entered was high and covered a diverse range of subjects. As for last…
2022 Bird Photographer of the Year – discount for GNS members
The 2022 Bird Photographer of the Year exhibition is on at Nature In Art in Gloucester until the 15th January. Nature In Art have kindly agreed to offer a discount…
Missed a GNS talk?
We hold regular online presentations and talks which members are all entitled to attend free of charge, and in most cases non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee….
The History of the Red Helleborine
Copies of the latest GNS publication are now available to buy for £10 (inc P&P). The Red Helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra) is a rare and enigmatic member of the orchid family,…
GNS Zoom meetings
GNS Zoom meetings are here again for the Autumn and Winter 2022/2023 season; start times 7.00pm for 7.30pm. The first is a members only talk to discuss our summer sightings….
Marvelous Meadows Open Evening
The ‘Marvelous Meadows Open Evening’ might be of interest to GNS members – Come and experience some of the best floodplain meadows in the Severn Vale, in their full glory….
These Pop-up Botany meetings are being organised in recognition of the work of Clive Lovatt whose sudden death recently was a shock to all who knew him. Clive was an…