The Hull Natural History Society


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About the Society

The Society was founded in 1880 as the Hull Field Club. Our purpose is the study, recording and conservation of wildlife in the Hull and East Riding area. We are partners in the Hull Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) and we take part in several recording and monitoring schemes in the Hull area. Lists of what we find on our trips are available attached to the programme on this website.

Our interests are wide and varied, encompassing all aspects of Natural History. Although birds and plants are often to the forefront we also take an interest in butterflies, dragonflies and other insects, snails, fungi and geology.

We conduct weekly field meetings on Tuesday evenings between May and September each year. These are usually to sites within Hull or the surrounding East Riding of Yorkshire. We also have a programme of monthly field trips, which may extend further afield, on Saturdays or Sundays throughout the year. During the winter months we usually organise a few indoor meetings where members can exchange ideas and listen to short presentations. Details of our planned and past meetings are available on the "programme" page.

Our annual subscription is modest and new members and visitors are always made welcome. For further details of the Society please contact our Secretary (details to the right). Membership is open to all but under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Red Kite

Red Kite We can’t quite spread our wings just yet ...

Wolds (photo - A Ashworth)



Andrew Chadwick
36 Ella Street