Why not join us today?

There is so much to see and do - interesting talks and field walks for all the family. Enthusiast, expert or novice - all welcome.

And you may see the rare or unusual.

A Monarch butterfly in the middle of Southampton arrived on the jet-stream from central America. But there are beautiful native species to see too.

Colour stands out.

The cage fungus is just one of many bright and beautiful things you can see in our city. Our walks and talks will help you find them.

Some of the world's longest migrants.

Arctic terns drop into Southampton for the summer on their pole to pole migration. Get closer to wildlife all year round.

Members of the Natural History Society help with wildlife surveys.

Recently hoverflies were the centre of attention of our members and supporters - without leaving their own back-gardens.

Join us today

Southampton Natural History Society is getting closer to nature - waiting for you to come and join us! There is plenty to see and do for members and supporters alike and fun for all the family. And you can make a real difference - help us change the way we see things.

The harlequin of orchids

The harlequin of orchids
10 people arrived on a mild, dry evening for a short walk around St Mary Extra (aka Butts Road Cemetery) lead by Cath Corney. Cath...

Up with the Lark

Up with the Lark
When one of our longstanding friends said she wanted to go on a dawn chorus walk to find out more about the birds of an...

Fox News

Fox News
Mexican standoff in a Woolston Garden courtesy of Cath Corney. If you have interesting video or still images from your garden that you would be...

Butterfly Conservation 8th International Symposium

Butterfly Conservation 8th International Symposium
Attended by a few members of the Southampton Natural History Society, this Symposium recently took place over three days at Southampton University. Whilst many of...

March hares

March hares
A group of 12 Southampton Natural History Society members had a successful field meeting on 25 March 2018 (9.05am and 12.15pm) looking for Brown Hares....

One Man’s Marshes – the birds and birders of Keyhaven and Lymington

One Man’s Marshes – the birds and birders of Keyhaven and Lymington
Many of you will know Ed Wiseman the former warden of Kehaven and Lymington Marshes. Now retired, he has written a history of the marshes...