Welcome to the Paisley Natural History Society Website
Paisley Natural History Society is dedicated to the study and promotion of natural history. It was formed in the early 1970’s by local naturalists and is still going strong today.
It is a small, friendly club providing opportunities for experts and amateurs alike to learn about and study all branches of natural history and is an ideal way to begin or further an interest in the natural world.
The aims of the Society are simple:
1. To encourage the study of natural history throughout Renfrewshire.
2. To support the conservation of wildlife and habitats throughout Renfrewshire.
3. To maintain links with the Natural History department of Paisley Museum.
Local knowledge about our wildlife is very important and the biological information recorded by our members has helped to support the work of many local and national conservation organisations and to provide species and habitat information for the East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Biodiversity Action Plan.
Regular indoor lectures are held monthly in Paisley Museum on Thursday evenings during the winter months from September through to April covering a variety of topics from birds and bats to fungi and fossils (see Meetings page).
Summer outings are organised from March through to September each year visiting sites throughout Renfrewshire and further afield (see Excursions page).
The Paisley Natural History Society welcomes young and old alike and many generations have passed through the museum’s doors.
So if you have an interest in any aspect of natural history why not become a member (see Membership page).