Welcome to the website of the Lymington and District Naturalists' Society.

The society was founded in 1946 when a group of people from the Lymington area put forward a plan to establish a bird sanctuary on the marshes between the Old Rifle Butts on the sea wall and Hurst shingle bank. Nowadays this has become a valuable nature reserve which extends from Hurst Spit to Lymington. 

To find more information on this and other topics through a host of local, county and national natural history websites - see the LINKS page. 

Lymington and District Naturalists' Society hold two indoor meetings a month (currently alternating between Zoom and St Thomas's Church Hall) on a range of natural history subjects through the winter months - see the INDOOR MEETINGS page. 

Field meetings, which take place predominantly in the beautiful New Forest and along the adjacent coastline, are held throughout the year - see FIELD MEETINGS page for locations and times. No previous knowledge is required, just an interest in the natural world. Reports of recent field trips can be found under the POSTS heading to the right of this page and older reports can be found on the ARCHIVE page.  

Copies of our twice yearly NEWSLETTER can be found in their own section as downloadable PDF files.

Annual membership of the Society is just £15 per person but visitors are welcome to both walks and talks for a contribution each time of £5 (indoors) or £3 (outdoors). A downloadable Membership application form can be found on the MEMBERSHIP page.

Contact us: lymnats@gmail.com

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