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 - Meg Game on 'London's Finest Birdwatching Sites – Wildlife and Management of Hampstead Heath'. Download as iCal file

When Wednesday, 22 March 2017,  7:00am -  8:30pm

At the end of each season of London Natural History Society talks, in March, we introduce a prime birdwatching location within the LNHS catchment area (a 20 mile / 32 km radius from St. Paul's Cathedral) from an expert who knows the site inside out.  Just what we need in time for all our Springtime birding activities!  This year the wonders of Hampstead Heath and the surprisingly diverse wildlife that can be found in this treasured green haven are brought to light in a delightful illustrated talk which looks at the heath throughout the year.

Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular open spaces and its mosaic of habitats provides a vital resource for wildlife just six kilometres from the centre of London.  It is of national as well as regional importance. Meg Game, Senior Ecologist for Hampstead Heath, works with The City of London which aims to maintain and extend the Heath's status as one of London's best places for wildlife.  Hampstead Heath features a number of priority species identified in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and Meg will talk us through the way careful management of this rich environment ensures the wildlife here thrives.

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
New End Square
0207 431 0144