The Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society

The Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society is interested in the nature, archaeology and geology of the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.  If you’re interested in these things then why not join us? Most types of plants and animals have a Group enthusiastic about them.

What the Society is for

The Society was set up to fulfil two purposes, for the benefit of the public. These are to promote the study of natural history and archaeology, especially in relation to the Isle of Wight, and to promote, in every possible way, the conservation of the flora and fauna of the Isle of Wight, and the proper preservation of all objects of special archaeological and geological interest.

How we do itThe logo of the The Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society

We do this by holding regular and wide-ranging indoor and outdoor meetings where members can learn about nature, geology and archaeology, together with occasional public meetings to promote the objects of the Society. We also carry out specialist recording, produce publications and hold an extensive Island database of species records, all of which is used to promote and to better understand the natural history of the Island and to inform decision makers.