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

  • Bluebell Walk

    Glenn organised our yearly bluebell walk in Coombe Wood and The Park on Sunday 28th April 2024 beginning at 10am. It rained heavily the day before and on the morning […]

  • BNHS Quarterly Bulletin

    The BNHS Quarterly Bulletin is now available. If you would like a copy please email Mike Acton at [email protected]  or Bill Brand at  [email protected]  to obtain a free copy.

  • Clearing Work At Marks Hill

    13th February 2024 Clearance of wood and undergrowth continues at Marks Hill until March when Spring growth will start to take over.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]