Forthcoming Local Events

Saturday 8th June.  Bioblitz, Friends of  St Mary's Churchyard, Whyke, Chichester, from 9am.
You are invited to come along and help with a 'Bioblitz' in St Mary's churchyard.

The churchyard is the parish burial ground for St George's Church on Cleveland Road, but the churchyard itself is behind the old parish church nestled in between Whyke Road and the gravel pit lakes.
There are wonderful habitats on site - grassland over our 1888 extension area, old woodland over our oldest area of the churchyard (perhaps dating back to the 11th Century), as well as scrub and mown grassland.
The Friends Group started off well in 2023, having a small number of wildlife recording sessions (a small family bioblitz, botanical recording with the Sussex botanical recording society, two bat walks). Also on site are a reptile survey transect, beetle survey stations, some bird nesting boxes and bat boxes.
More details from project co-ordinator Dr Sam Kelly, email:


The local group of the RSPB has cordially invited members of the CNHS to join them on any of the following walks and lectures.


For full details see the Local Group website



Chichester Regional Group

The Chichester Group organize regular indoor meetings on the last Tuesday of each month from October until March. Various speakers present illustrated talks on natural history subjects. The meetings are held at The Friends Meeting House (opposite Priory Park), Priory Road, Chichester starting at 7.30 pm.

The local groups arranges interesting walks to look at wildlife that are at a gentle pace.

Both members and non-members are welcome and the halls have wheelchair access. There is an entrance fee, to cover the hall hire and speakers’ costs. All meetings have a break for the raffle and tea or coffee with biscuits. There will be a chance to chat with others, ask questions and catch up with wildlife news.

For further information see


Chichester, West Sussex

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