The Society runs different types of events covering many aspects of wildlife and natural history but note that the Covid-19 virus has caused most events to be cancelled; we are attempting to run some field outings - see below for details.

Wednesday 4 November - AGM using Zoom

New: Zoom Lecture Evenings
Starting January 2021, we are offering Zoom lectures during the continuing Coronavirus Epidemic, while our usual Indoor Lectures cannot be held.  Zoom details will be emailed to members before each lecture.
Zoom will open at 7.00 for logon before the 7.15 start.

Wednesday 6 January 2021   The Bar-Headed Goose, the world's highest flying bird
Lucy Hawkes, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Exeter University.
Lucy was unable to give her lecture in January 2020, but will now return on Zoom to tell us more about the Bar-headed Goose, which can fly over Everest.

Wednesday 3 February 2021. The Rise of Northwood
Gabby Crisp, National Trust Ranger, Slindon. 
Northwood is the restoration project to return arable land to wooded pasture at the Slindon National Trust estate. Hear about the progress and developments over the last 7 years as Northwood rises again.

Indoor Lectures - currently cancelled due to Coronavirus

These popular events cover  many different wildlife topics.
All lecture evenings will be held on Wednesdays in The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester, monthly from September to April.
(See Google map at bottom of home page)
Non-members cost £3, members free.
Lectures begin at 7.15pm. Doors will open at 6.30 pm.

2020 - 7th Year of Surveys at Medmerry and we have started and finished! despite the coronovirus!!

 See Field Reports for results of 2020 surveys.
ALL surveys (approx. 2 hours in length) will start 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 to appropriate Survey Site. (Little walking required on any date.) See Main Events List for more information. Sessions are open to all, no matter what your level of expertise, as guidance will be provided. We shall use the Society’s equipment but hand magnifiers, binoculars and reference books will always be useful. Any questions or if help required with transport then please contact Philippa Arnott on or phone 01243 575345


Pub Events 
These are informal gatherings held at the Bull’s Head, Fishbourne. They are led by experienced members of the society with specialist knowledge of the subject and are a chance to learn more about some aspect of natural history or conservation in the company of an 'expert.' They usually last about an hour to an hour and a quarter. They are also social gatherings as we have lunch first, although there is no obligation to join this. There is a small charge of £1 per person.
These small meetings are limited to 15 members who must pre-book usually at the preceding lecture meeting.If that is not possible contact Chris Hardy or Start time is at 1:30pm – members may wish to meet for lunch beforehand at 12:30pm. (as we do not pay  the pub for the room hire we would appreicate it if members who do not buy food would purchase a small drink). Thanks. For details  click here 

In line with current government guidance, the committee proposes to re-start the Society's field outings in the following manner :-


  • Field Outings to be a maximum of 6 attendees including the leader. Multiple dates will be offered, thus giving greater opportunity for members to attend. 
  • Pre-booking essential, with confirmation of members' contact details.
  • Participants must not have tested positive for Covid 19 in the last 10 days prior to the event, be exhibiting any symptoms nor awaiting test results. 
  • Social distancing of 1 metre plus to be observed at all times.
  • Members attend at their own risk, as usual.·

For Details please email:-

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