British Entomological and Natural History Society

The BENHS was founded in 1872 as the South London Entomological and Natural History Society and since its inception has included many of the leading entomologists of the day. The membership of the Society has increased to include entomologists living all over the British Isles and abroad.

Our objectives are the promotion and advancement of research in entomology with an increasing emphasis now being placed on the conservation of the fauna and flora of the United Kingdom and the protection of wildlife throughout the world.

The BENHS engages in a variety of activities. Indoor Meetings are held at various locations and include lectures and discussions on a wide range of natural history subjects. Field Meetings are usually held during weekends from late April to October. The meetings cover a wide range of habitats across the country and include visits to sites where records are needed for site management purposes.

Region(s)East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
ActivitiesGuided walks / field trips, Microscopy, Species recording, Talks / lectures, Training courses
InterestsGeneral interest, Invertebrates
Get in touch Pelham-Clinton BuildingDinton Pastures Country ParkReading RG10 0TH


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