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Bracknell Forest Natural History Society


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The Society is for everyone interested in nature and its conservation. Our aims are to present and share information about the Natural World, to increase awareness about its importance and to work to increase the biodiversity of local wildlife habitats.

Our Monthly Evening Meetings are held in the Recital Room at South Hill Park Arts Centre, RG12 7PA. Visitors are welcome and there is no need to book. Visitors £3, Members £1, under 16's free. The next Evening Speaker Event is:

Monday 19th February, 7:30pm : 'The Water Vole Recovery Project'
Find out how BBOWT's Julia Lofthouse is working to conserve Ratty, shows us water vole field signs and have a go at the 'who dunnit' (mammalian poo) quiz!

Volunteers Required: Saturday 20th January, 10am-3pm
to help with our Woodland Restoration Project at Nightingale Triangle - on the corner of Nightingale Crescent and Firlands. Click here for further information.

FREE Cinema Screening: Saturday 27th January, 12:20-2:30pm
Exclusive members screening of two marvellous Natural History films:
'Through the Garden Gate' with Stephen de Vere, and
'South Downs - England's Mountains Green' with Peter Owen-Jones.
Click here for further information.

Our next Outing:
Sunday 11th February: Birdwatching at RSPB Pulborough Brooks
A trip to the SSSI site in West Sussex to spot overwintering wading birds, ducks and geese

2017 Orchid Report: The latest Bracknell Forest orchid report is now available
BDUWG - Wild Orchid Report 2017.

Bracknell Forest Veteran Tree Survey. BFNHS, together with Bracknell Conservation Volunteers, Warfield Environment Group and other interested individuals, have helped to form and continue to support BFVTS.

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre
TVERC collect, analyse and share biodiversity and geodiversity information in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. You can submit your wildlife sightings and share your wildlife records at their website.

Bracknell District Urban Wildlife Group have now become incorporated into Bracknell Forest Natural History Society. Please click here for further information on the wonderful work of BDUWG since 1989, and to download Orchid & Dragonfly Reports and BDUWG newsletters.

Odonata Habitat Management Service We are pleased to support OHMS, a volunteer work party that specialises in conservation work on bogs, wet heath and valley mires in Bracknell Forest.

For more information please email:

London Wetlands Centre
Visit to London Wetland Centre
Evening Meeting in the Recital Room
Evening Meeting in the Recital Room at South Hill Park
Birdwatching at Pagham Harbour
Birdwatching at Pagham Harbour
Information Board
BFNHS information board
Outing to Homefield Wood
Outing to Homefield Wood