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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 2019 form

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

2018 AGM

For a copy of the 2018 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 195 September 2019 click here

Deadline for articles for Newsletter 196 is 21 February 2020



Walk this Water Way

My name is Louisa Price (, a junior research associate currently working with the Mammal Society. Under supervision, I am coordinating a waterway survey project titled Walk This Water Way.
The aim of the project is to get people walking short 600m+ transects along waterways in Sussex, recording signs and sightings of mammals (with a focus on otter, American mink, and water vole) using the Mammal Mapper app developed by the Mammal Society. The app allows users to input signs and sightings of mammals as they go on a walk. The use of the app promotes an inexpensive, low-effort monitoring system that anyone can participate in whilst on a summer walk.
If this is of any interest to the members of the Chichester Natural History Society, or if you're willing to advertise this citizen science monitoring project to your members - please let me know and I can send over some promotional materials and an identification guide!
All the information for the project can be found here too:

By waterway we mean, any parts of river, canal, ditch,or chalk stream that currently has water flowing through it. Of course we want people to be aware of access rights and health and safety as well, so anywhere that may be dangerous to access should be avoided.

Members interested in this should contact Louisa Price direct or through the water-way website.

WaterWay Poster


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