New ‘iWatch My Garden’ species to look our for….

Despite the easing of restrictions for some, we’d still love to continue receiving your garden wildlife observations which all contribute to our ‘Record Maker’s project where we are collecting as many of your records as possible to help generate a snapshot of nature in IW Gardens during the lock down.

Have a look for Toadlets and Froglets and let us know if you spot any

e-bulletin May – out now

Read the latest updates, news, ideas and activities from the IWNHAS

Bob Edney: Countryside Officer

It with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the recent death of IWNHAS long-standing member Bob Edney. One of the Isle of Wight Council’s longest-serving officers. Bob, from Wootton, started work for the Isle of Wight County Council in 1980. He worked in the countryside service for over 39 years until his death in March this year. (more…)

New ‘Recording Now’ newsletter out now

The latest issue of ‘Recording Now’ – the Island’s wildlife recording newsletter is out now with tonnes of ideas to help keep you connected to nature – click here to view.

If you haven’t received it or would like to subscribe to future editions please let us know at [email protected].

e-bulletin_April 2020 Out Now

Click here to view first in our series of special e-bulletins designed to keep in touch with you and each other is now available. Members with emails should have received this, but if not, please let us know so we can update our contacts database.



It is with regret that we have taken the decision to postpone the trip to the Natural History Museum, London due to take place on 3rd June.

We are hoping to re-schedule the visit for 2021.

Maggie will be in touch shortly with those that have booked on the trip.

Stay safe and well.

COVID-19 restrictions update

Cancellation of all IWNHAS meetings until further notice

We regret that due to COVID-19 restrictions we have cancelled ALL Society meetings (both indoor and outdoor) until further notice

Conference POSTPONED

It is with regret that we have to postpone the forthcoming IWNHAS Conference – Sat 4th April and ‘Bioblitz’ on Sunday 5th April due to the coronavirus emergency.

We are hopeful that we can reschedule the conference for Spring 2021. (more…)

Conference – Saturday 4th April

Visit for tickets to 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…)

Native Species Conservation Evening – March 2nd

As part of the IW Zoo’s WildHeart Trust project, a Native Species Conservation evening is being held next Monday – March 2nd, 18:30 – 12:30hrs at The Zoo Cafe.

Dr. Jon Fishman, volunteer with the Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust and Richard Grogan, lead officer for the IOW AONB, will be speaking about Red Squirrel Conservation and the new Biosphere Reserve Status for the Island.

All ages welcome. Refreshments will be available.

No need to book. The evening will be run on a voluntary donation basis  (£5 per person suggested) and the proceeds from this will go to the IW Red Squirrel Trust and the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society (many thanks to the IW Biosphere team for nominating IWNHAS).