The Society

The Society was formed in 1968 by a small group of amateur naturalists who shared a common interest in natural history and wildlife conservation.

The society holds regular and wide-ranging indoor and outdoor meetings where members can learn about nature, geology, land management and other subjects that help us to understand and appreciate the natural world around us.

Joining the society is an excellent way to start an interest in natural history and we welcome novices and experts of all ages.

The Society is a registered charity (number 286117)

The main objectives of the Society are as follows:

  • To promote the study and recording of wildlife species in the Basildon area
  • To share its wildlife knowledge with individuals and organisations
  • To encourage members of the public to participate in activities that will increase their knowledge and understanding of wildlife and its conservation.
  • To give its members an opportunity to become involved in practical conservation projects, including habitat management and species recording
  • To keep members informed about wildlife and conservation news and issues by way of its quarterly publication “Bulletin”