The Llanelli Naturalists was formed in 1973 to promote and advance the study of the countryside, including all aspects of nature, to encourage and actively support the protection of wildlife and the preservation of natural beauty. The Society also has a remit to establish, own and maintain conservation areas, sanctuaries and nature reserves and owns a part of Ffrwd Fen at Pembrey.
It also exists to facilitate the exchange of information among members by, amongst other things, the organisation of field meetings, lectures, film shows, and exhibitions and to publish the results of the work of members. These events are an excellent opportunity to meet other naturalists of all abilities and to visit places of wildlife interest. There is also an informal educational element to all meetings which enables those with an interest in wildlife but with less experience, to learn from the knowledge of other members.
The Society periodically publishes a Newsletter which includes a record of society business and field meetings as well as articles and shorter notes of topical interest. It also publishes the Bulletin which includes longer articles and reports of local wildlife research, and other papers of more scientific interest. To see current and past publications click on the articles link on the right.
New members are always welcome. Membership is available to anyone with an interest in the wildlife of Carmarthenshire, in particular, the Llanelli area, but you don’t have to live in Carmarthenshire to be a member.
Annual membership subscriptions are as follows:
- Ordinary (single) £8.50
- Family £10.00
- Concessions £6.50
- Institutional £12.00
Our next meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 1st November when a talk entitled "The work of the Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru (INCC), a new organisation established to speak out for wildife and hold politicians to account" will be given by the organisation's chief executive Rob Parry. The talk will include a report of the conservation work on the Marsh Fritillary butterfly project that the INCC has been doing in the Aman Valley.
Please take special note of the Covid Precautions set out below.
Directions to EJ's: From the traffic lights in the centre of town (by the old Odeon cinema), head north along Church Street, pass Ty Elwyn and the Town Hall and then take the third road on the left (the first is Coleshill Terrace, the second, Coldstream Street with Corner House Stores on the corner, and the third is Vauxhall Road). EJ's is about 50m on the left and the entrance to the Council car park is opposite. The car park is free during the evening.
- If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or are awaiting test results, please stay home.
- In order to keep everyone safe we ask members to wear a mask except when seated (unless medically exempt) and to bring their own sanitizer.
- Please practice social distancing wherever possible.
- There will be Covid track-and-trace registration on the way in.
- There is an air conditioning system to keep the air circulating, and recyclable cups will be used for hot drinks.
- We hope you will feel comfortable with these arrangements, which will apply at all indoor meetings until further notice.