London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

LNHS Events

The LNHS has suspended its indoor events until at least the end of 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A reduced programme of field meetings will recommence from September 2021. Please note that these events may be cancelled at short notice. For more details regarding the LNHS field meetings please see the Field Meetings page.

In the meantime, please check out our Virtual Natural History Talk series.

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.

Field Meetings

LNHS Field Meetings are field recorder days or guided walks. Lunch and Tea should be brought on all whole-day meetings. You do not need to have a car - where the programme says 'cars needed' this is to remind drivers they will need to pick up people at the station or meeting point. At meetings involving cars, those receiving lifts are expected to contribute to the cost of petrol used.

Virtual Events

The LNHS Virtual Natural History Talks series began in 2020 and cover topics including (but not limited to) ecology, identification, recording and conservation, and in a variety of groups including birds, mammals, flowering plants, fungi, bryophytes, reptiles and amphibians, and a range of invertebrate groups.

Indoor events

These usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions. Indoor meetings are held at several venues:

  • Burgh House, Hampstead, is a new venue which the Bird Club are using for indoor meetings. See the map here, and their website. Handy tip - If you want to visit the Burgh House museum and exhibitions first, and maybe the charming little garden and The Buttery Cafe, but realise that there is an hour and a half between the house and cafe closing and first arrivals for the talk at 6.30pm (for a 7pm start), there is a very civilised pub (The Wells) opposite the house, not to mention the delights of the rest of Hampstead (inc. the Heath if you fancy an evening walk), just minutes away.
  • Seminar and Learning Centre, Sherfield Building, Imperial College (South Kensington, SW7 2AZ) is labelled as building no.20 on this Map. Walking from South Kensington Underground station, take the pedestrian tunnel that leads towards the museums. Follow the tunnel to its furthest extent. On leaving the tunnel in Exhibition Road, turn left to reach the college campus.

Full programme

Survey

Hampstead Heath Bird Sanctuary Survey Download as iCal file

When Saturday, 04 May 2019, 10:30am -  4:00pm

Led by representatives who will help us look at the diversity of botanical, entomological, arachnid, ornithological and other biological groups present in and around this varied environment (consisting of meadows, woodland, ponds and reed beds), most of which is usually off-limits to the public.

Meet at 10.30 am outside Hampstead Heath overground station. End time is approximate. Bring lunch.

Grid ref. of study area - 527,687; 186,866.

Everyone is very welcome, members or not, so spread the word.
Location Hampstead Heath, London, UK