London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

LNHS Events

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.

The LNHS programme for Sep 17 to Feb 18 can be downloaded as a PDF or DOC format file.

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.

Outdoor events

These are field meetings or guided tours. 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.

Coach trips

These go to well-known wildlife sites in the South and East of England. Bookings must be made in advance using the booking form that is mailed to members. It can also be downloaded here. Members can bring guests (at the same rate per person) so long as they are included on the booking form. The coach trip organiser is Neil Anderson Tel: (020) 8578 2464.

Members are asked not to travel to coach meetings independently, although in some cases the organiser may be prepared to allow this if application is made in advance.

Coaches normally leave from the road alongside the south entrance to Embankment Underground station. Occasionally they can pick up at a second point en route on the outskirts of London (check with organiser). Bear in in mind that engineering work and weekend line closures are taking place on the Underground - please check in advance whether your route to Embankment station will be affected.

Full programme

London Bird Club

BIRDS talk - Martyn Kenefick on 'Birding Trinidad & Tobago from the Asa Wright Nature Centre'. Download as iCal file

When Thursday, 23 February 2017,  7:00pm -  8:30pm
Martyn Kenefick, (senior author of Helm’s Birds of Trinidad & Tobago) oversees biodiversity monitoring at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, one of the Caribbean's first conservation centres. This not-for-profit trust ploughs eco-tourism revenue into its mission to ‘protect part of the Arima Valley in a natural state and to create a conservation and study area for the protection of wildlife and for the enjoyment of all’. Trinidad & Tobago is home to 482 species of bird, 68 different bats, 45 snakes, 765 butterflies and close to 3,500 moths, and all important birding sites in the region are accessible from the AWNC, itself set in 300 acres of forest and home to more than 170 bird species. The islands really are an introduction to the natural history of South America and Martyn will guide us through this fascinating area and the AWNC’s vital conservation work.

Everyone is welcome, members and non-members alike, so bring your friends!
£2 door charge. Free for under 18s and those in full time education.
Location Burgh House, Hampstead (Northern line - few minutes from King's Cross / Euston).