About Us

Rochdale Field Naturalist Society was originally founded in 1874 by a group of people passionate about natural history.

The aims of the Society are to stimulate an interest in natural history in Rochdale and the surrounding area, to conserve the natural history of the area, and to educate others of all ages to do likewise.

We have members at all levels of knowledge from interested beginner to those with specialist knowledge.

We have a rich programme of events with something to suit everyone. These range from activities observing, recording and reporting on local natural history in all of its forms; visiting areas of interest by coach or car, hosting talks by speakers on various natural history subjects, and engaging in projects run by likeminded organisations.

All the society activities are organised by and for our members. We have teams that organise our indoor and outdoor events, conservation and education and publicity, as well as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

We welcome anyone with an interest in the natural world to come along and join us.

Membership application form

Look at our events to see what interests you. We look forward to welcoming you to our society.