Preserving Basildon’s Natural History

Welcome to the website of Basildon Natural History Society. The society, formed in 1968, has been a powerful voice for wildlife conservation in Basildon for fifty years. BNHS manage Marks Hill Nature Reserve on behalf of Essex Wildlife Trust, giving members the opportunity to take part in conservation work.


Recent News

  • Update on recent Talks

    On Wednesday 8th November Brian Dawson gave an interesting illustrated talk called Pinnepeds (seals) and Me. This is also the title of his new book which is available at a […]

  • Autumn Wander

    An Autumn Wander took place on Saturday 14th October organised by Glenn. Nine of us (plus Caley the dog) met at 10am in Delmores car park on a sunny morning […]

  • Visit Mill Meadows For A Good Walk

    In our meeting of the 11th October Sue Goss gave an interesting illustrated talk on Mill Meadows which is situated on the edge of Billericay (see map for location). If […]

  • Can You Help Us !

    At our last AGM our long standing Treasurer, Jeff Prescott, decided not to stand for re election due to increased responsibilities elsewhere. This leaves the post vacant and we are […]

  • Bluebell Walk and Other Items

    Our recent “Bluebell Walk” through Hall Wood and Lincewood on the morning of 29th April was set against the background of a beautiful sunny morning. It was well attended and […]

  • Wickford Are The Winners

    Wickford Wildlife Society were the clear winners of our inter society quiz night held on the 8th March. Basildon Natural History Society ran a close second with the Wakering Natural […]

  • Latest Update and Recent Sitings From Marks Hill by Peter Furze

    The work completed this season( September to February) has taken in all of The Mark’s hill area we have cut and cleared the orchid meadow and rough meadow and opened […]

  • The old BNHS web site

    The old BNHS web site can now be accessed by the following link but please ignore any contacts and downloadable forms as these are now redundant. https://old.bnhs.net/

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    BNHS New Year’s Day Walk Saturday 1st January 2023

    Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. Our New Year’s Day Walk went well with 11 members and one guest (membership details given). We had a pleasant […]