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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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. Follow us:

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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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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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