The Society runs different types of events covering many aspects of wildlife and natural history.
          Speaker Meetings
         Field Outings
          Medmerry Surveys

          Moth Trapping
          Pub Meetings

Field Outings

Following the relaxation of Covid regulations there is now no need to pre-book on to a Field Outing. The Committee would expect attendees to continue to observe any prevailing government guidance particularly with regards to testing and self isolation as required. Members, as always, attend events at their own risk.

 Thursday 21st April 10:00 start NORTH MUNDHAM area

Leaders Alan and Steph Carn

Grid Reference SU 873 029 Postcode PO20 1LA
A local walk starting at the car park in North Mundham, to include Hunston Copse and parts of North Mundham and Runcton (further details / options to follow). Starting point can be reached via the 600 bus, see timetable, or if by car - take the B2145 sign posted Selsey from the A27 Chichester by-pass. Take first exit at roundabout onto B2166 sign posted North Mundham and Bognor Regis. At North Mundham, turn left at the chicane onto an unclassified road. Turn almost immediately right, under the height barriers, into the village hall car park.


Tuesday 26th April 09:30 start to 12:30 THE DOVER

Leader David Hart

Grid Reference TQ 061 065
And further afield, at The Dover, there are two options this morning.  A longish (3.0 miles) or shortish (1 mile) walk through a mix of arable farmland and woodland habitats observing fauna (possibly including deer and hares) and flora.
Heading east from Arundel on the A27 and after approximately 3 miles, turn north into Dover Lane which is the second turning on the left. You will find yourself at The Dover car park in about a third of a mile.


Two special Chi Nats events in the summer that do require pre-booking  :- 

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.
Wednesday 29th June - 
Visit to the White Stork Project at Knepp.  From 14:00 to 16:30, This is one of a limited number of free visits being offered to local societies.Voluntary donations to the project welcome.  Limit 20 people.  THIS FIELD TRIP IS NOW FULL.

2022 - 9th Year of Medmerry Surveys


Please note that Surveys will be on THURSDAYS this year, with all surveys (approx. 2 hours in length) starting at 13:00 PROMPT, meeting at the RSPB Earnley Car Park at Grid Ref SZ 816 968, Post Code PO20 7JL, and then car sharing or walking as appropriate.


Thursdays June 9th and 16th (with the 23rd as a reserve day in case of bad weather) Plant Surveys

Thursday July 7th (with the 14th as reserve day) Earlier-flying dragonflies.

Thursday August 4th (with the 11th as reserve day) Grasshoppers and bush crickets

Thursday September 1st (with the 8th as reserve day) Later-flying dragonflies.

Sessions are open to all, no matter what your level of expertise, as guidance will be provided. The Society’s equipment is available but hand magnifiers, binoculars and reference books will be useful. Any questions or if help required with transport then please contact Philippa Arnott.

Organiser Philippa Arnott: or phone 01243 575345.  Mobile 07840 859122, particularly for emergencies and delays on the day.


Mothing Mornings 2022

Moth Mornings - Members can join us at 10:00am to help unpack the Moth trap that will have been in position overnight. Exact addresses for each location will be provided in the monthly e-mail.

May 17th - Easthampnett
July 21st - East Ashling
August 17th - Bognor Regis 

   See the 2021 Moth trapping  Reports on Legacy Project/Moth Trapping

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