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The Society publishes the Suffolk Natural History series of books. These excellent hardback reference works provide a wealth of information about the history, status and biology of Suffolk’s wildlife. With their high quality photographs, accurate distribution maps and authoritative text, they are essential reading for anyone interested in Suffolk’s flora and fauna.

In addition the society has provided sponsorship for ‘A Celebration of Suffolk Geology’ which must be ordered seperately. Please click on the link above to read further details.

Annual Publications

Members of the Suffolk Naturalists’ Society receive two annual publications as well as three copies of our newsletter White Admiral, which is available to read for free on this website (see menu on this page).

The two annual publications are Suffolk Natural History ( the Society Transactions) ~ a review of the County’s wildlife and Suffolk Birds ~ the County bird report, are also available to to purchase – see below.

Back numbers may be available – please email enquiry@sns.org.uk to find out more and please give details if you know the particular volume you require.

Suffolk Natural History

2021 Vol 57

Published 30 Jan 2022 (SNS Transactions)

£12.00 (£10.00 + £2.00 P&P)

TSNS 57

Suffolk Birds

2020 Vol 70

Published 16 Dec 2021

£12.00 (£10.00 + £2.00 P&P)

Suffolk Bird Report 2020

Suffolk Natural History Series

The Society publishes the Suffolk Natural History series of books. These excellent hardback reference works provide a wealth of information about the history, status and biology of Suffolk’s wildlife. With their high quality photographs, accurate distribution maps and authoritative text, they are essential reading for anyone interested in Suffolk’s flora and fauna.
In addition the society has provided sponsorship for ‘A Celebration of Suffolk Geology‘ which must be ordered seperately. Please click on the link above to read further details

Suffolk Dragonflies

Suffolk Dragonflies
Author: Mason & Parr
Published by Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Ipswich, 2016
Full colour hardback. Pp. 134. ISBN 978-0950815473.
Size 245 × 170 mm
Price £10.00,  plus £2 p&p

This definitive guide to the dragonflies of Suffolk is the most comprehensive study of its kind ever published in Britain. An informed text based on detailed historical analysis, accurate, up-to-date distribution maps and quality colour photographs of each species make this book a must for anyone interested in dragonflies. The contents are of more than local significance. The Suffolk distributions are shown in the context of East Anglia and the analysis of the changing status of many species is of relevance to Britain as a whole.

The Millennium Atlas of Suffolk Butterflies

Author: Richard Stewart
Published by Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Ipswich, 2001.
Full colour hardback. Pp. 144. 
ISBN 0-9508154-6-2.
Size 210 × 148 mm (A5).
Price £10.00, NOW £5 plus p&p £2

This attractive book gives details, including colour photographs, of all 35 species recorded in Suffolk during the Millennium Survey (1995-1999). Other important records up to Spring 2001 are also included. There are innovative new colour distribution maps comparing the Millennium Survey with the previous survey and highlighting changes since the early 1980s. New all-time list of earliest and latest records for each species. Information on best accessible sites for Suffolk butterflies. Sections on habitats, transects and conservation. Foreword by Michael Chinery.

The Land and Freshwater Molluscs of Suffolk

AN atlas and history

Author: Ian Killeen
Published by Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Ipswich, 1992.
Full colour hardback. Pp. 190. ISBN 0-9508154-4-6.
Size 210 × 148 mm (A5).
Price £10.00, NOW £5 plus p&p £2

The book is the result of 11 years survey work and research by Ian Killeen. It is the largest and most detailed study yet undertaken of the Mollusca of any major English county and is essentially the work of one person. Some 26,000 new records have been collected and the facilities at the Suffolk Biological Records Centre used to produce accurate distribution maps. In addition to the Atlas there are sections on geology, climate, Suffolk mollusc habitats and the history of molluscan studies in the County. The book is embellished with high quality colour photographs of living snails and slugs.

From Brandon to Bungay

An exploration of the landscape history and geology of the Little Ouse and Waveney Rivers

Author: Richard West

Published by Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Ipswich, 2009
Softback. 31 colour plates Pp. 136.
Size 297 × 210 mm (A4).
Price £12.00 (£10.00, p&p £2)

This book represents many years of work by Richard West, who first became interested in the Lopham Ford area of Central Suffolk in the 1950’s when he was a research student working at Hoxne near Diss. This area of our county is well known for it’s natural history interest with the renowned Redgrave Fen reserve and the equally important Lopham Fen area. With this book Richard West reveals the geological story behind the natural history. The title indeed says it all.

Evolution of a Breckland Landscape

Chalkland under a cold climate in the area of Beachamwell, Norfolk

Author: Richard West

Published by Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Ipswich, 2015

Softback. 55 colour plates Pp. 110

Size 297 × 210 mm (A4).

Price £10.00, p&p £2

This is another masterly piece of work from Richard West describing the processes and sequence of events that combine to make the landscape of chalkland between Swaffham and Shouldham so interesting. The evolution of the local landscape, as well as the origin of the superficial sediments and the study of the patterned ground widely seen as soil or crop patterns is explained. Most of the observations and explanations relate to periods of cold climate during the last few hundred thousand years, including a period when the Fenland was invaded by an ice sheet. The area is an object lesson on the effect of cold climate on a landscape on Chalk. The text is complemented by a series of colour plates showing the landscape including a unique collection of aerial photos clearly showing the variety of patterned ground features.