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2020 Photographic Competition

The normal rules apply – no main theme– just natural history photos and the entries to be in the form of 3 prints, any size.  Preferably all taken in 2020. Entries should be brought along to the members’ evening in December, where fellow members will judge them anonymously. The photos from 2019 were exhibited in Chichester Library and we would hope to do the same for the 2020 entries.

Below is the winning entry (among a very strong high quality set of entries) for 2019 submitted by Stuart Summers

Membership forms

We welcome new members and would like you to download a membership form and send it on to our membership Secretary Click here

Gift Aid form

Since we are a charity we can benefit from Gift Aid if you are subject to Income Tax. Click here

Phenology form for 2020

For a copy of the form to record your phenology sightings. click here 

2019 AGM Minutes

For a copy of the 2019 AGM Minutes click here

Book Loan Scheme

As we is accumulating a selection of books for use of our members it was thought that someone ought to be in charge of their care and distribution.  We now have 3 copies of Collins Wildflower Guide which will be of particular use to Medmerry surveyors and a Flora of Sussex.  To begin with I will keep all the books and can bring them to the indoor meetings.  However, they will mostly be needed in the spring and summer when we do not have indoor meetings.  Therefore, if anyone would like to borrow a book on a 4 week loan they can contact me and arrange either to collect the book from me or to meet somewhere mutually convenient.  There will be a signing out sheet so I can keep tabs on the books and make sure they are back in time for the next borrower.  A full list of titles will be available once I have all the books.
I do hope members will take the opportunity to use these books and find them useful.

Philippa Arnott               01243 575345             07840 859122    


We have purchased some promotional lapel badges and  car stickers to advertise our existence. They can be obtained at lecture evenings at £1 for a badge and a car sticker.


For a copy of the current Newsletter - Number 197 May 2020 click here

Deadline for articles for Newsletter 196 is 21 September 2020


An Autumn Break in Provence  - despite the coronovirus this is still on (May 2020)

One of our members, Denise Bowerman, is organising a trip to the Carmague that members may be interested in. If you wish to understand this in more detail then please contact Denise directly. Please note that this is not a Chichester Natural History Society activity

Countryside & Culture.  Departing 8th October 2020 6 days,  Staying in Avignon for the 5 nights and visiting  Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Carrieres de Lumieres show and the Camargue - a rare habitat for flamingos, the famous White horses, Camarguais, and the magnificent black Bulls.  Coach from Chichester to Gatwick and return included, and Tour Guide throughout our stay.  4 Single rooms and  3 twin/double remaining.  Maximum of 20 in the Group.

I am leading the Group and as always, book through a Tour Operator so we are ABTA bonded and ATOL protected.  All participants have their own Travel Insurance or can take it out through the  Tour Company, Tailored Travel.  It is a wonderful opportunity for a small Group of like-minded people to travel together and enjoy all this beautiful region has to offer.  There is a full Itinerary as I have out-lined or with the help of our Guide in Avignon, people can explore on their own, there is ample free time.

Denise Bowerman. 01243 576981


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