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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 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 18th Sept, 7:30pm : 'The Secret Life of British Moths'
Discover our thousands of moth species with this illustrated talk
by Butterfly Conservation member Jan Hasler.

Upcoming BFNHS event:

Tues 24th October, 10am-11:30am : Fungal Foray at Lily Hill Park
with local fungi enthusiast Gordon Crutchfield. Booking required 01344 354441.
Cost £2. Meet at the north car park, Lily Hill Road.

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. Click here to download the 2017 TVERC training programme.

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.

The British Dragonfly Society are organising a national survey to determine the current status of the Common Clubtail Dragonfly, a near-threatened species which appears to be in sharp decline nationally. Click here for further information on how to assist with the Common Clubtail Survey 2017.

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