Worthing Natural History Society





The inaugural meeting of the society was held in November 1960.  It was largely formed from the former  South West Sussex Branch of the B.N.A. (British Naturalists Association). The purpose was (and still is) to promote the study of all aspects of natural history and to record species and events noted in our local area. Records are published in the Annual Report, together with other material of interest to members. The report is one of the most important aspects of the work of the society as it provides a continuous record of the changes in the local countryside. We are not a "learned society". The membership consists of all kinds of people from complete novice to experts in their particular field.


A  programme of events is sent out to members twice a year.  During Spring and Summer, field trips are arranged on alternate Saturdays. These usually take the form of a coach trip to a site of interest followed by a short walk of about five miles. Flora and fauna are studied and identified along the route.

In Winter, talks are given by specialists with a view to furthering members knowledge and interest. There are also opportunities for members to talk on their own activities with slides or demonstrations as appropriate.

The fist programme
Click here to see a copy of the very first programme from 1960.