The Belfast Naturalists Field Club provides an ideal focal point for amateurs and professionals interested in the natural sciences, the built environment and their histories.
It has Archaeology, Botany, Geology and Zoology sections, open to all members. Activities cover the whole of Northern Ireland, not just Belfast and its environs.
You do not need to be an expert in any topic to join. The Club runs periodic introductory courses and workshops on such items as archaeology, plant identification, lichens, mosses, economic botany, fossils, rocks, minerals, etc., as well as regular excursions and lectures.
Field trips, led by experts, are organized during the summer months (with the exception of July) and there is at least one full weekend every year of general interest within Ireland and occasionally beyond. Close links are maintained, in particular, with the Dublin Naturalists Field Club and other organizations.