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