Welcome to the pages of the SNS
The SNS was formed in 1929 by Claude Morley and fellow amateur naturalists who felt the need to share their expertise and promote their good works. The activities of the Society have always been based on a spirit of scientific enquiry. The SNS is careful to maintain its amateur and scientific basis.
We are Registered Charity no. : 206084 with the UK Charity Commission.
You can find out more about us by entering our number on their website:
How this helps wildlife conservation:
Members records and studies are published, and used by and archived in the Suffolk Biological Records Centre. The SBRC uses the records to produce distribution maps which help us to monitor the status of animals and plants in Suffolk. The information is made available to local authorities, English Nature and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust; it is essential for making decisions about conservation in Suffolk, for example compiling Biodiversity Action Plans.
How this helps protect the environment:
The Society promotes debate on environmental issues at meetings and at the biennial conference where there are often thought provoking presentations by national and local experts. Records of species distribution can inform climate change studies, draw attention to pollution events and advise planners. Monitoring the occurrence and spread of introduced species to Suffolk will become increasingly important as the climate warms.
How you can get involved:
Join us, whether a complete beginner who would like to learn about wildlife from experts or an expert who would like to interact with others and have their contribution to be put to good use.
Suffolk Naturalistís Society, c/o The Museum, High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QH, Suffolk
Joan Hardingham ,
These web pages are compiled for the SNS by Adrian Chalkley.
Please use the floating menu to navigate your way around the site.
Please note also that membership enquiries are handled by SNS staff based at the Suffolk Biological Records Centre (Ipswich Museum) and any persons interested in joining should send the application form by post to the SBRC at the address above.