Bristol University Conservation Group (BUCG) is a society of the University of Bristol which aims to improve biodiversity in the local area.
We are a fun and enthusiastic bunch who enjoy working in the great outdoors to help the natural environment. Whether you want to volunteer, are interested in nature, love being in the countryside or for any other reason you are welcome to join.
You can join at the Fresher’s Fair or by logging onto the UBU website and clicking the join link on our UBU page. Even if you haven’t joined you can still subscribe to the mailing list via Sympa or by emailing our webmaster Christopher. We are an affordable society with membership costing only £5.
What we do
BUCG meets every other Sunday and visits local nature reserves, woodland and other conservation areas in Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire. We enjoy a variety of different activities, all to help the environment, including:
- Dry stone walling
- Scrub and woodland management
- Path maintenance
- Tree planting
- Wildlife surveys
Visit the events page for examples of the things we do and places we go.
It’s a great way to get out of Bristol and see some of the surrounding countryside. The society is fuelled by tea, biscuits and sweets – sometimes while gathered around the warmth of a bonfire. Afterwards we often head back to a pub for a well earned rest.
These trips cost £3 to cover the expense of the minibus.
As well as the Sunday trips we have weekends away – to Devon and Worcestershire – and a week away in September (previously we have been to Scotland and Anglesey).
We’re not all work and no play. There are many socials, ranging form laser tag to bar crawls, scattered throughout the year which are a great chance to chat and have fun.
We’re very casual so you can come once or twice or go to every event. Join our Facebook group for the latest events and information, email our president Emily for more information or email our web master Christopher to sign up for our mailing list.