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2020 Christmas Photographic Exhibition

The Christmas Photographic Competition for 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We are replacing it with a Christmas Exhibition of the 3 photos you would have submitted so please participate. There is no particular theme just a natural history photo taken this year. Please send your submissions to See below for the submissions so far


Submitted by Helen Dignum

Kingley Vale Yew trees - xmas 2020 Helen Dignum

Kingley Vale Yew Trees

Green winged Orchid Chidham - xmas 2020 Helen Dignum
Green Winged Orchid

Broad Bodied Chaser - East Ashling xmas 2020 Helen Dignum
Broad Bodied Chaser

Submitted by Philippa Arnott

Swan Family - Phillipa Arnott - Xmas 2020

   Swan Family

Bluebell Wood Phillips Arnott Xmas 2020
Bluebell Wood

Cowslips Phillipa Arnott Xmas 2020

Submitted by John Arnott

Common Darter 'obelisking' on a White Poplar Leaf John Arnott Xmas 2020

Common Darter 'obelisking' on a White Poplar leaf

Short Eared Owl - who are you looking at - John Arnott Xmas 2020
Short Eared Owl - who are you looking at?

Grey Seal -look at me I'm floating - John Arnott xmas 2020
Grey Seal - look at me, I'm floating

Submitted by Christian Hance

Essex Skipper - CHance Xmas 2020

Essex Skipper

Hawker - CHance Xmas 2020

Female Wheatear - Chance Xmas 2020
Female Wheatear

Submitted by Roger Smith

Short Eared Owl Roger Smith Xmas 2020Short Eared Owl

Bearded Tit - Roger Smith Xmas 2020
Bearded Tit
Adder - Roger Smith Xmas 2020

Submitted by John Kelsall

Grey Squirrel - John Kelsall Xmas 2020

Grey Squirell

Feral Pigeon - John Kelsall xmas 2020
Feral Pigeon

Beetle - John Kelsall Xmas 2020

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 198 September 2020 click here

Deadline for articles for Newsletter 199 is 21 February 2021

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