London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London



The LNHS events programme is one of the most varied and active of a natural history society. Its field and indoor meetings encourage the interaction of beginners and experienced naturalists. Indoor events usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions. Outdoor events are field meetings or guided tours. Coach trips to well-known wildlife sites in the South and East of England are also organised.




There are some fantastic places for wildlife in the London area. More than 40% of London is green space or open water. As many as 2000 species of flowering plant have been found growing in the LNHS area. The tidal Thames supports 120 species of fish. Over 60 species of bird nest in central London. LNHS members have recorded 47 species of butterfly, 1173 moths and more than 270 kinds of spider around London. London's wetland areas support nationally important populations of many water birds. London has 38 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), two National Nature Reserves and 76 Local Nature Reserves.




The LNHS offers a superb learning experience, through our expert led walks, our evening talks, publications and well stocked library. We share a common love of London's natural world, a desire to learn more about it, and share our expertise. To this end we also offer online resources, like school packs for the classroom, articles of general and particular interest, and online media.




London's biodiversity faces new challenges from climate change and development pressure. You can contribute to the conservation of wildlife in the London area by helping to record the changing fortunes of the many species that live here. Together with our historic records, this information will help us to tackle the conservation issues of the future. Join us, learn new skills, and help us to make a difference.