NNNS 150 Years ago.

Over one and a half centuries ago, in 1869, a group of Norfolk people decided they would regularly meet under the name “The Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society”. Their purpose was recorded in their first “Transactions” as –

  1. The practical study of Natural Science.
  2. The protection … of indigenous species … the circulation of information which may dispel prejudices …
  3. The discouragement of the practice of destroying the rarer species of birds that occasionally visit the County, and of exterminating rare plants in their native localities.
  4. The record of facts and traditions … animals and plants …to prevent the extermination of existing species…
  5. The publication of Papers on Natural History … such as relate to the County of Norfolk.
  6. Meetings for reading and discussion … exhibition of specimens … Field-meetings … to extend the study of Natural Science…

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150 Years old

A 150 Species Book

A book covering 150 notable species to occur in Norfolk is to be sent free to all members.

Pin Badges

The Society has for sale at events, specially produced enamel pin badges depicting the new ‘150’ Swallowtail logo.