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

Summer 2022

Thursday 9 and 16 June. Medmerry Botany Surveys, meet 1pm Earnley Concourse

Tuesday 21st June - 3 hour Seal Safari on the Solar Heritage boat led by Philippa Arnott and John Arnott, and departing 13:00 from Itchenor. This is a Chi Nats members only trip, at the reduced rate of £15 per person. Limit 30 people. Book by email to Outdoor-events@chichesternaturalhistorysociety.org.uk

Tuesday 21st June – SEAL SAFARI on the Solar Heritage boat led by John and Philippa Arnott and departing from Itchenor at 13:00.  There are just two spaces left (as at 18th May) on this special Chi Nats outing.

Wednesday 29th June - , Visit to the White Stork Project at Knepp.  From 14:00 to 16:30.  This visit is now fully booked.

Monday 4th July, 10.30, Kithurst Hill. CHALK DOWNLAND  PLANTS, BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES. Leader David hart

Friday 15th July 10:00 - LEVIN DOWN WITH A WILDFLOWER FOCUS. Leader Helen Dignum

Thursday 21st July - Members Mothing Morning. 10 am East Ashling. unpacking the overnight moth trap.

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



Stag beetles
Have you seen a stag beetle?  Consider taking part in the People's Trust for Endangered Species Stag Beetle count. More details at
https://stagbeetles.ptes.org/stag-beetle-count/



 


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 Botany Survey reports added
Summer Events Page and front page updated

Mothing Pages updated

Hunston Copse and The Dover Field Reports added

2021 Phenology results and download added

2022 Phenology form available for download


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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