Chorley and District Natural History Society

Welcome to the home page of the Chorley & District Natural History Society.

We’re a registered charity, formed in 1979, and we record the natural history of the area, such as birds, insects, mammals, plants, and more.

If it’s recorded, it can be protected.

Why not join us here?

This is a map showing the main sites in our area. Click to go to the full interactive Google Maps site.

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40th Anniversary

This year (2019) the Society celebrates its 40th anniversary.  We are looking for ways to mark this milestone. If you have any deas, please get in touch. The website in its present format has been around for quite a while now.  We have been tardy in introducing a section on local sites. That is under …

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Toad Patrol

The common toads’ migration has begun. As we did last year, we are organising Toad Patrols in the Belmont area to see them safely across the main road near their breeding site. The patrol is designed to ferry toads from one side of Rivington Rd to the other, from marshy ground where they’ve been hibernating …

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New Area Map

We are in the process of developing a map of the area showing good sites for wildlife. If members have ideas for sites to be included, or would like to contribute information about site, then please contact us by e-mail: Follow us:

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