Wildlife Related Clubs, Groups and Societies
There are many UK clubs and societies which focus on native species. These clubs provide vital information and tools in which members can use to develop their understanding of the species or animal groups of their interest. In turn this promotes the future progression of the area of study and protection of the species involved.
Tice's Meadow Bird Group
Tice's Meadow Bird Group maintains and documents the species found on a newly developed nature reserve on the site of the former Farnham Quarry.
Group information and details on how to get badges can be found here:
Original logo badge featuring the ringed plover (above) was release 2017 with the set of 4 released in 2020.
All badges are a limited release of 100 of each design.
Welsh Ornithological Society
The Welsh Ornithological Society is an organisation which promotes the study and conservation of birds in Wales. Each year it organises a conference and publishes two issues of the journal Welsh Birds.
Pin badge not available online, further WOS information found here: https://birdsin.wales/
Scotland Ornithology Club
The Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC) was established by a group of Scottish ornithologists who met together in the Royal Scottish Geographical Society 1936. It exists to promote the study, enjoyment and conservation of wild birds and their habitats across Scotland.
Old Backing Card
Current Backing Card
Purchase a SOC pin badge by contacting them here: https://www.the-soc.org.uk/about-us/shop
Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group
They record and monitor various raptor species in Gloucestershire. Improving knowledge on annual breeding of these species and other interesting behaviours. They also help increase awareness and contribute to conservation.
Badge can purchased here:
Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group
They work to conserve red squirrels by feeding, improving habitat and advising on timing of timber operations to avoid breeding season in the Penrith and surrounding areas.
Badge can be found on the official eBay seller:
Essex Birdwatching Society
The county bird society for Essex that promote birdwatching for the benefit of the public, conservation, education, knowledge and protection in relation to wild birds within Essex and much of N.E. London.
Sussex Ornithological Society
Wealden Bird Club
The SOS supports projects which help preserve wild birds in and around Sussex. These may vary from funding bird boxes to land purchases.
Wealden Bird Club in a variety bird club based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Amateur Entomologists' Society
The Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES) is one of the UK's leading organisations for people interested in insects.
Badge can be bought here:
British Ecological Society
Website currently not operational.
British Lichen Society
British Pteridological Society
The British Pteridological Society is for fern enthusiasts and was founded in England in 1891. The BPS enables experts and enthusiasts around the world to exchange information on all aspects of ferns.
The British Lichen Society (BLS) encourages all aspects of the study of lichens and their conservation. It aims to stimulate and advance interest in all branches of lichenology.
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Captive Species Societies
Click here for a selection of captive species societies. These groups again help our understand of wild populations therefore beneficial in the long term for wildlife.