London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

Hampstead Heath Survey

2017 sees the 20-year anniversary of the LNHS Hampstead Heath Survey. To celebrate we are relaunching the survey with a host of walks and study events, focused on various aspects of the ecology and wildlife of the heath are held throughout the year.  All of these events are FREE and all are welcome, experts and beginners alike, so come along and bring your friends if you want to discover more about Hampstead Heath's diversity of wildlife.

Events

See the list of relaunch events at the bottom of the page.

Banner Photo

The banner photograph of a Hampstead Heath pond is copyright Ian Humes. It was taken with a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. 

Hampstead Heath c Douglas Nunes© Douglas NunesHampstead Heath's mosaic of habitats provides a resource for wildlife just six kilometres from the centre of London. It is of national as well as regional importance. Hampstead Heath features a number of priority species identified in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

 

City of London website (www.cityoflondon.gov.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

  Hampstead Heath SpeciesNumber of species recorded on Hampstead Heath. Image generated by GiGL using data held within their database. © GiGL

 

Studying the Heath for 20 years

Fungus on Hampstead Heath c Douglas NunesFungus on Hampstead Heath © Douglas NunesThe Hampstead Heath Survey is a long-term project to record the flora and fauna in this large area (more than 300 ha – see map below) of semi-natural habitat entirely surrounded by the urban environment of North London. Between 1997 and 2003 members of the London Natural History Society recorded the vascular plants (flowering plants and ferns) growing on Hampstead Heath, and the places where they were found.

 

 

 

 

 

Hampstead Heath SINC© GiGL [full page image click here]

The Hampstead Heath Survey Relaunch

Biodiversity on Hampstead Heath c Douglas Nunes© Douglas Nunes2017 sees the 20-year anniversary of the LNHS Hampstead Heath Survey. To celebrate we are relaunching the survey with a host of walks and study events, focused on various aspects of the ecology and wildlife of the heath are held throughout the year.  All of these events are FREE and all are welcome, experts and beginners alike, so come along and bring your friends if you want to discover more about Hampstead Heath's diversity of wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

(Click on the event for details.)

Sat 19 Aug 2017 Hampstead Heath Fungus Survey
Sat 2 Sep 2017 Hampstead Heath Earthworm Survey
Sat 16 Sep 2017 Hampstead Heath Ecology & Entomology Survey
Sun 1 Oct 2017 Hampstead Heath Bird Survey
Sat 7 Oct 2017 Hampstead Heath Gall Survey
Sun 15 Oct 2017 Hampstead Heath Spider Survey
Sun 18 Feb 2018 Hampstead Heath Bryophyte Survey