It’s our 100th Birthday!

Join us to celebrate the founding of our Society 100 years ago to the very day at a special evening event taking place at Caffé Isola, Newport on Friday 8th November 2019, 7pm – 9pm.

Click here for further details on how to register for this free event and pre-order your food.

Caffé Isola are opening especially for us, so please do come along and help us celebrate!


Hedgehog Island launch

Hedgehog Island is a brand new campaign organised by The Wildheart Trust and local voluntary hedgehog rescue group ‘Save Our Hedgehogs Isle of Wight’ to see how many hedgehogs there are on the island. (more…)

Wild on Wight – a natural history celebration in embroidery

The IW Embroiders exhibition ‘Wild on Wight’ showcases a series of specially created, intricate artworks to highlight and celebrate ‘100 years of the IW Natural History & Archaeological Society. (more…)

IWNHAS in The Guardian

The work of the IWNHAS has received a mention in The Travel Section of The Guardian 24.08.19.

This was ahead of the annual ‘Under the Pier’ event led by Arc Consulting where iWatchWildlife and volunteers from The Society support the event by carrying out species recording and ID in this mini-marine bioblitz. (more…)

BioBlitz 2019 Final Tally and Species List

The annual Isle of Wight BioBlitz took place this year at Haseley Manor Nature Reserve on Sunday 7th July. Though not a public event this time, there was a good turn-out of interested members of the IWNHAS and more Recorders came together than at any previous Bioblitz event.

The final tally of species records for the event stands as 484 – which is very impressive considering the difficult weather conditions during the day on Sunday. The full list can be viewed and downloaded here: Bioblitz_2019_Final Species List.


Isle of Wight Moth Report 2018

The Isle of Wight Moth Report 2018 is now available, and can be downloaded here.
Isle of Wight Moth Report 2018
Iain Outlaw says: “In what turned out to be a good year for moth recording there was a slow start to the season. The first three months of the year were particularly poor with overall numbers and species diversity lower than normal.

“A prolonged spell of hot dry weather in June and July saw a big change in moth numbers and a decent run of migrant moths. (more…)

New Issue of ‘Recording Now’ available

The next issue of the Island’s species recording newsletter ‘Recording Now’ is now available.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email [email protected].

Recorders’ Conference 2019

The annual IW Recorders’ Conference is set to make a return next month Saturday 2nd February, 2pm – 4:30pm at Arreton Community Centre. As usual, there will be a packed programme of presentations showcasing current species related projects and surveys, displays and of course delicious cakes and tea during the interval. (more…)

New Year Plant Hunt

The dates for the New Year Plant Hunt have just been announced by BSBI.

The IWNHAS Botany Group expedition is planned for Saturday 29th December. (more…)

Congratulations George!

We are delighted to announce that IWNHAS member George Greiff has won the 2018 National Biodiversity Network’s Adult Newcomer Award for wildlife recording beating 5 other shortlisted candidates in this category. (more…)