Natural History Society

A World of Wildlife on your doorstep

Events and Surveys

We run a continuous series of talks, walks and surveys at various locations in North Essex most of which are suitable for novices and experts alike.

Protecting Wildlife

Contacts and Recorders

Get in touch with CNHS committee members and recorders if you want to identify a species, get wildlife advice or just learn more about the Society itself.

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Tuesday March 30: A Wildlife Photography double. Liz Cutting presents a fascinating insight into wildlife photography, especially how to get the best shots of insects and smaller subjects. Then Liz reveals the winners of the CNHS Rose Bowl Photographic Competition along with a presentation of all the entries this year. A chance to see what our members have been snapping during lockdown.

An exciting new season of online talks


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Join CNHS today or make a donation

Membership of CNHS allows you to join an ever-growing group of wildlife experts and enthusiasts in the Colchester area. You don't have to be an expert - just enthusiastic.

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Thank you for your support.

An exciting new season of online talks

Our first talk by Dave Goulson, best selling author and founder of the Bumble Bee Society, was a complete sellout. We had to layout extra seats to our virtual Hall to accommodate all our guests. But there is more to come so BOOK NOW for the next limited ticket event.

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