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British Dragonfly Association [National]
The aim of the BDS is to promote and encourage the study and conservation of dragonflies and their natural habitats especially in the United Kingdom.
Contact: Dr W H Wain (Secretary), British Dragonfly Society, The Haywain, Hollywater Road, Bordon, Hants. GU35 0AD
e-mail | Visit our website

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Cam Valley Wildlife Group [Bristol]
An independent, volunteer-run wildlife group based around Midsomer Norton and Radstock, near Bath. Conservation, enjoyment and promoting awareness and understanding are our aims.
Contact: Helena Crouch, Bronwen, Farrington Road, Paulton, Bristol. BS39 7LP
e-mail | Visit our website

rECOrd [Cheshire]
We are the Pilot Local Record Centre for Biodiversity information for England covering Cheshire, Halton, Warrington, Wirral and the old vice-county 'pan-handle' around Trafford, Stockport and Tameside.
Contact: Steve J. McWilliam (Manager), rECOrd, Chester Zoological Gardens, Upton, Chester. CH2 1LH
Ph. +44 (0)1244 383749 / 383569 | e-mail | Visit our website

Derbyshire Biological Records Centre [Derbys.]
Our Centre and website is dedicated to providing useful information on plant and animal data in Derbyshire.
Contact: Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby. DE1 1BS
Ph. +44 (0)1332 716655 | Fax +44 (0)1332 716670 | e-mail | Visit our website [under development]

Derby Natural History Society [Derbys.]
Founded just over 100 years ago the Society is as active as ever, having a varied programme of lectures, activities and outdoor expeditions catering for all people in the Derby area of England with an interested in wildlife and geology.
Contact: e-mail | Visit our website

Derby Nature Gallery, Derby City Museum [Derbys.]
Personal web page promoting The Derbyshire Nature Gallery designed to show the diversity of wildlife in the County; how it relates to the underlying geology and how the different species inter-act with each other and the humans. For people of all ages and academic background, the Gallery has exhibits like the 'Day in the Life of a Hedgehog' and a walk-through cave, and won a commendation in the 1998 Interpret Britain Awards.
Contact: e-mail | Visit the website

Wildlife Gardening website [Derbys.]
A personal website dedicated to the development of a wildlife garden created by Bill Grange who is Keeper of Natural History at Derby City Museum, a keen artist, and a member of the Derby Natural History Society. A useful starting point for anyone wanting to develop their own garden.
Contact: e-mail | Visit the website

Norsey Wood Society [Essex]
The Norsey Wood Society exists to maintain public interest in the beautiful ancient Norsey Wood, which lies to the East of Bilericay in Essex. A quarterly newsletter is produced and public meetings, with talks on natural history matters, are held in the town. A committee liaises with Basildon District Council, which owns the Wood, and other interested bodies, and volunteers from the membership assist the Warden at the Workparty and Survey sessions.
Visit our website

The New Forest Badger Watch [Hants.]
Watching wild badgers close up above and below ground for about one hour, every evening 1st March to 31st October. Much more information and illustration on our website.
Contact: Alistair Kilburn, P O Box 2297, Ringwood, Hampshire. BH24 4YH
Ph. +44 (0)1425 403412 | e-mail | Visit our website

Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG) [N. Somerset]
YACWAG's aims are to create and maintain nature reserves locally and to raise interest in nature. We organise workparties to help with management of our reserves.
Contact: Tony Moulin, 33 Court Avenue, Yatton. BS49 4EP
Ph./Fax +44 (0)1934-834282 | e-mail | Visit our website

Southern Wildlife Areas Network (SWAN) [Southern England]
The Southern Wildlife Areas Network (SWAN) exists to encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas among people practically involved in nature conservation in southern England.
Contact: Roger Whitehead, Administrator, SWAN, 14 Amy Road, Oxted, Surrey. RH8 0PX
Ph. +44 (0)1883 713074 | Mob. +44 (0)7801 538560 | e-mail | Visit our website

Suffolk Naturalists' Society [Suffolk]
The Suffolk Naturalists' Society was founded in 1929 to promote interest in natural history and to pioneer the study and conservation of Suffolk's flora, fauna and geology. Recording the natural history of Suffolk is now one of the Society's primary objectives.
Contact: Joan Hardingham [Sec.] or Rosemary Milner [Admin Asst.], c/o Ipswich Museum, High St, Ipswich. IP1 3QH
Ph. +44 (0)1473 213761 | Fax +44 (0)1473 281274 | e-mail | Visit our website

Warwickshire Museum [Warks.]
Researching, collecting, preserving and interpretting information and objects relating to Warwickshire's natural history, geology and archaeology - with galleries, collections, publications, in-house experts and oodles of information.
Contact: Steven Falk (Natural History), Jon Radley (Geology), Caroline Lidgett (Ecology), Warwickshire Museum, Market Place, Warwick. CV34 4SA
Ph. +44 (0)1926 412501 (reception) | Fax +44 (0)1926 419840 | e-mail | Visit our website

Conserv@tion [Yorks.]
Conserv@tion: the monthly review of wildlife conservation in Britain.
Contact: David Brear
Ph. +44 (0)1943-461633 | e-mail | Visit our website

Ryedale Natural History Society [Yorks.]
A local society with a mixture of members, some specialising in Birds, Botany, Mammals, Insects and Lichens and those just interested in natural history.
Contact: Jim Pewtress (Secretary), Kirkbymoorside, York.
e-mail | Visit our website

The Wild Flower Page [Yorks.]
The Wild Flower Page is for anyone who loves wild flowers. Where to find them, how to study them, conservation, news, links - all you need apart from the flowers!
Contact: David Brear
Ph. +44 (0)1943-461633 | e-mail | Visit our website

Paul Nielsen's British Wildlife Gallery [Website]
Countrylovers' Webmaster has included this website run by an amateur naturalist with a passion for Britain's wild flowers, and a camera to photograph them. A real treasure.
Contact: e-mail | Visit the website

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