Wood calamint lay-by clearance CHANGE OF DATE

In view of the weather forecast for Saturday 15th February, when Storm Dennis is predicted to bring high winds and rain, the decision has been made to postpone this activity until Saturday 22nd February 10 am, when at present, the forecast is better.

If further changes need to be made, they will be posted here.

Centenary Conference – Environmental Change on the Isle of Wight: past, present & future

Tickets are now available online at: for our forthcoming conference ‘Environmental Change on the Isle of Wight: past, present & future’ on Saturday 4th April 2020 at The Riverside Centre.

There’s a packed programme for this special event featuring local and regional speakers and national experts all with knowledge of the Island (more…)

Recorders’ Conference 2020

The annual IW Wildlife Recorders’ Conference is coming up soon – Saturday 1st February, 14:00 – 16:30hrs, Arreton Community Centre and is open to anybody with an interest in wildlife recording.

More info here

A Life in Nature Exhibition

The Society currently has specially commissioned artwork, specimens and artefacts on show as part of the current Quay Arts Open Biennial exhibition ‘A Life in Nature’  – our next event in the IWNHAS Centenary Celebrations calendar.

Read more here

Birdwatching Year in Yarmouth event

New to birdwatching and want to learn more about bird identification, bird behaviour and the fieldcraft of birdwatching?

The why not join local birder and naturalist David Fairlamb for the next session in his popular ‘Birdwatching Year in Yarmouth’ series of events on Thursday 19th December 9:30am – 11:30am. (more…)

‘A Life in Nature’ exhibition at Quay Arts

The next event forming part of our Centenary celebrations launches this Saturday 30th November at Quay Arts , 6pm – 8pm (FREE, all welcome).

Saturday November 3oth

A reminder about Alan Phillip’s talk ‘Norse Mythology and Religion’.

2pm at St. Lawrence village hall.

The Great Solent Birdwatch – coming soon to the coast near you….

The Great Solent Birdwatch takes places 30th November – 8th December.

This is a new citizen science project which aims to raise awareness about the amazing range of overwintering birds that visit the Solent each year and hopes to inspire everyone to become more involved with birdwatching. (more…)

Happy 100th Birthday to us!

The Centenary year of the IWNHAS kicked-off in style with a special event held at Caffe Isola on Friday 8th November – 100 years to the very day of the first meeting of our Society!

Read more here

Fungi Bonanza

We might be fed up with all this wet weather but it has been wonderful for fungi. Read about the visits of our Fungi Group to date here

We have two more foray dates: Saturday 9th November at Golden Hill Country Park and Sunday 24th November at Ryde Cemetery.