Welcome to the
Chichester Natural History Society Website

Welcome to the
Chichester Natural History Society Website

Welcome to the
Chichester Natural History Society Website

Welcome to the
Chichester Natural History Society Website

Welcome to the
Chichester Natural History Society Website

Welcome to the
Chichester Natural History Society Website

Registered Charity No 259211

The Chichester Natural History Society, Chi Nats for short, is a friendly group of local people with a shared interest in all aspects of wildlife, who have been studying and recording all branches of natural history for over 50 years. We do this in an entertaining manner and, in cooperation with other like-minded groups, help conserve the flora and fauna of Sussex. Members of the Society share a common interest in natural history and while some are experts in particular wildlife fields, others are newcomers to the subject. New members are always welcome - Single membership £12 per annum, Joint/Family Membership £22 per annum.

Contact email secretary@chichesternaturalhistorysociety.org.uk

Late Summer 2022

Wednesday 17th August. Members Mothing Morning. 10 am Bognor Regis. unpacking the overnight moth trap.

Thursday 1st September. Medmerry Survey: Late flying Dragonflies.
Meet at Earnley Concourse carpark for 1pm.

Wednesday 7th September. 7.15 pm. Indoor Lecture Series 
begins at the Pallant Suite, South Pallant, Chichester.
Matthew Phelps on ‘Wilding the Knepp Estate, how the wildlife has responded and developed over the past 20 years’.
Matt is a naturalist, freelance guide, writer and consultant and is currently working for Knepp Wilding and South Downs Wild.



Volunteering Opportunities at Levin Down.
A Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteer work party meets on Sundays at Levin Down to carry out maintenance tasks such as scrub clearance. They are looking for new recruits. If you are interested please contact the volunteer reserve manager Rob Eadie on 07776150863 or robert@wingspan.co.uk for more details.






 


Richard Williamson
The renowned Sussex Naturalist and longstanding honorary ChiNats member, Richard Williamson died on 21 May peacefully at his home in West Dean Woods.

A Naturalist, author and poet, he was formerly warden of Kingley Vale NNR,
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Events

Field outings, small groups led by some of our experts, are arranged throughout the year to various wildlife locations in West Sussex. Lecture evenings are held regularly in Chichester over the  winter, while lunchtime sessions in a local pub allow a small group to focus on a particular aspect of nature. 

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Our Blog

In addition to our formal surveys we encourage our members to record wildlife wherever they see it. There is so much to be seen in our local area as we are fortunate in being close to a wide range of diverse habitats.

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Reports

On our field trips we encounter a wide range of wildlife and many of our members are keen wildlife photographers.
 

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Medmerry Grasshopper report added
Autumn 2022 Indoor Lecture titles added
Levin Down Field Outing report added
Cancellation of North Common outing
Kithurst Hill Field Report added



Any questions on the website please send an email to Web-Master@chichesternatural historysociety.org.uk s


The blog allows you to log wildlife sightings and comment on those put up by other members - please use it.
We still need to keep the sightings book so please enter any observations in the sightings book on lecture evenings.

We would welcome more photos for the site from members

Below is shown number of visitors to the site from April 2017.

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