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.

A touch of moss

I know someone who is fascinated by Bryophytes. Mosses and liverworts. Mainly mosses. But he likes extreme mosses. Hanging off trees in British Columbia. Freezing...

News Flash: Hoverflies of Southampton

Philip Budd –  Between 2004 and 2007 the Southampton Natural History Society produced two small books entitled ‘Ladybirds of Southampton’ (38 pages) and ‘Shieldbugs of...

A Russian visitor at Titchfield Haven

Philip Budd –   Recently I succumbed to a rare twitching urge and with spare time on my hands, unusual for 2014, I set forth to...