Field Trips

With regret all our field events were cancelled over the summer. However we have an exciting list of guests lined up for online talks this autumn/winter and we are also asking everyone to send in the results of wildlife watching in your own gardens for our CHNS Garden Survey. See details below.

  • Tue, Jan 19
    Online event - Limited tickets
    Taming the Flood - The Essex Beaver Project
    Darren Tansley, mammal ecologist on the Essex Beaver Project, explains how these amazing rodents have triggered a biodiversity explosion while protecting the citizens of Finchingfield from flooding.
  • Wed, Feb 17
    Online event - Limited tickets
    The Oak Papers - In conversation with James Canton
    An evening in the company of James Canton talking about his BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, The Oak Papers and the significance of the Honywood Oak.
    In YOUR garden
    The Great CNHS Spring Garden Survey
    Your chance to put YOUR GARDEN on the map. See below to send us your records from earlier in the year.

Your health and safety

As part of our insurance requirements we do occasionally have to review our procedures at events to ensure that we not only look after our members, but ensure that the committee and walk leaders are not left open to malicious prosecution for accidents that can occasionally occur. The committee is now required to provide Risk Assessments as part of that insurance. This should not affect anyone coming out with us or attending an event, but you may be asked to listen to a short safety talk before setting off. A common sense approach to safety is encouraged to avoid the need for more prescriptive health and safety regulations that could affect our ability to do the activities we have enjoyed since the Society was formed in 1953.


First aiders

Some of us are already trained as first aiders by the organisations for which we work, however it is not a requirement for CNHS to provide a qualified first aider for walks. Despite this, the committee feels it would be sensible to provide a portable first aid kit so all walk leaders will carry  one with them.  Members are still advised to take sensible precautions to ensure their own safety when attending organised events.


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