Basildon Natural History Society

50 Years of 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

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Official SSSI Confirmation

    Official SSSI Confirmation

    Natural England has confirmed the SSSI designation for the Langdon Ridge.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Have you spotted any frog or toad spawn?

    Have you spotted any frog or toad spawn?

    The Freshwater Habitats Trust is collecting data on frog and toad breeding.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Recent Press Coverage

    Recent Press Coverage

    On the 9th of January Breakfast with Ben and Sonia from BBC Essex visited Marks Hill Wood and spoke to some of our work party volunteers. The BNHS also featured […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: New Year’s Day Walk

    New Year’s Day Walk

    More than twenty people came along to our New Year’s Day walk, and for some it was their first visit to Marks Hill wood. The keen walkers spent time looking […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Dr Rodney Cole Receives the Alf Dove Award

    Dr Rodney Cole Receives the Alf Dove Award

    At a presentation on Monday 26th November the mayor of Basildon, David Dadds, presented Dr Rodney Cole with the Alf Dove Award.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Basildon Council Welcome SSSI Status for Langdon Ridge

    Basildon Council Welcome SSSI Status for Langdon Ridge

    Basildon Council have agreed to not object in any way to the SSSI designation of the Langdon Ridge by Natural England.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Celebrating 50 Years

    Celebrating 50 Years

    On Saturday 12 May 2018 members of Basildon Natural History Society and invited guests celebrated the society’s 50th Anniversary.