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BNA Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Branch

Branch Organiser: Dr Robert Tansey  F.L.S., M.R.E.S., M.B.N.A

The Contact address for this branch is:

The British Naturalists’ Association, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX

Local: 01777948369
National: 0844 892 1817.
Or alternatively by E-mail: drrobert.tansey@talktalk.net

Branch Officers:

President: Alan W Heath F.B.N.A.

Chairman: Dr Robert Tansey M.B.N.A., F.L.S., Mem.R.E.S.

Deputy Chairman: Vacant

South Notts Region: Adrian Orrell M.B.N.A.

Science Officer: Dr Debra Adams

We have established a small local group of like-minded friendly people who have an interest in the Natural history of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
If you are interested in our countryside and its Natural History, be it to observe and ponder or get involved in recording or research, or just go on a ramble you would be very welcome to join us.
We meet locally on a monthly basis, for visiting Nature Reserves throughout the Lincs/Notts region, and other places of interest.

If you are interested we welcome everyone with or without a background in natural history, please contact the BNA local Organiser.

Welcome to our new member Stephen Dewsnap-Smith who has joined our north notts group, we also welcome John Fletcher of Nottingham and James Wood of Spalding as members.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Christine Rieser who was a member of this branch since 2015. She changed¬† her membership from the Herts Branch to ourselves in 2015, she had lived in Louth Lincs for a few years, and was active with several bodies with an interest in flora, and bryophytes in particular. She was indeed a great support to myself when I started the branch. Her encouraging e-mails were always a delight. She led us on an orchid search of a Chalk Quarry site, near Horncastle Lincs, and joined an earlier visit to the Donna Nook Seals, in Lincs. She was for a time our Lincs Representative. Sadly she moved to Peterborough around 2018 but retained her links with us. She was an ‘Old School Naturalist’, who contributed many of her enormous collection of plant images, to scientific papers, and publications.

She died peacefully at her home in Peterborough at the age of 94 years, a sad loss to us indeed, and indeed a big loss to myself although I knew her for such a short spell.