Chorley and District Natural History Society

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

BioBlitz 2020 – June 13th and 14th – click here to take part!

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.

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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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BioBlitz 2020

Our previous BioBlitz events have been a great success and we hope that this will continue this year.  We are inviting and encouraging as many people as we can to record as much wildlife as possible. The annual BioBlitz is a very useful snapshot in time that we can compare with past and future events, …

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Coronavirus and Indoor Meetings

Regretfully, we have decided to cancel the indoor events scheduled presently for this year, 2020, due predictably to the Coronavirus situation.  We will inform further in due course regarding outdoor events.  We are sorry for any convenience caused.   Furthermore, we have all now received a letter from the Prime Minister enclosing the Government’s advice in …

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Cliff Jones – Fellowship award

Heartfelt congratulations to one of our founder members, Cliff Jones, on him being awarded a Fellowship of the British Naturalists’ Association. Cliff now lives in semi-retirement in Scotland, although retaining his membership of Chorley Nats, and Is still giving lectures on cruise ships, being much sought after. Fellowship is granted to people who have notable …

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Toad Patrol 2020

We intend to be back at Ward’s Reservoir, Belmont to carry out our third year of toad patrolling very soon – this could be only weeks away as Froglife have reports of toads moving in Surrey and Hampshire now. Belmont’s that bit cooler but even so… climate change, etc. It can be wet and cold, …

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