Colchester Natural History Society

A world of wildlife on your doorstep

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Membership - getting involved

Wildlife isn’t just something to watch on TV. We are surrounded by amazing plants and creatures whether we live in the town or the country and by joining CNHS you too can discover some of that amazing diversity right on your doorstep. Active members help to shape the future of wildlife in the county by recording everything from tiny beetles and rare butterflies to huge flocks of wading birds and resident populations of otters.

But I’m not an expert...

You don’t have to be. The joy of CNHS is that you can learn so much from other members whether you have experience or not. The range of events we organise allows everyone the chance to discover the wonders of nature at their own pace. Even our seasoned recorders are still learning and discovering while out in the field. This is what makes wildlife so interesting for young or old.

What do I get for my money?

If you are just happy to keep up to date with the Society’s work through the free newsletter ‘Cervus’, free fully illustrated books “The Nature of North East Essex” and the regularly updated website, then you will know your subs are helping us to look after your local environment.

If you want to get out and about there are talks from regional and national experts, social get togethers, visits to nature reserves, and surveys in the field for beginner and experts alike. With the exception of coach trips these events are totally free to members.

Annual membership fees

To join using a secure Paypal or credit card service. Just select the relevant subscription rate, click the button below and follow the online instructions. Annual subscriptions are renewable at the beginning of each calendar year.

If you prefer to join by post send your name and address details to our membership secretary Pascale Genevois, 42 New Kiln Road, Colchester, CO3 3QL with a cheque payable to:-

'Colchester Natural History Society'

You can also email with any queries.


Subs are due 1st January each year but if you join after September your membership will include the next calendar year.

eg if you join October 1st 2015, your renewal is Jan 1st 2017.

Do you want to buy a gift membership for a friend or family member?

Use the buttons below to order a gift membership. You will be asked to provide contact details for the person or people you are gifting this to. Please do fill in this field so we know where to send the newsletters.

Joint member gift £18

Single adult member gift £14

Single junior/senior member gift £10