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 - Peter Warne on 'London's Finest Birdwatching Sites – The Wildlife Of Copped Hall Park'. Download as iCal file

When Wednesday, 23 March 2016,  7:00pm -  8:30pm
The once grand Copped Hall was destroyed by a fire in 1917 and the extensive gardens soon reverted to scrub and sycamore copse. However, close proximity to the upper reaches of Epping Forest meant wildlife was free to move in. In the mid-1990s a trust was set up to restore the site and in 2012 Peter Warne, accomplished nature photographer and author of ‘Finding Wildlife in Epping Forest’, was asked to map the wildlife of the park and gardens. It has proved a wonderful journey and gets better with every year. In this talk Peter will include stories of the birds that visit, a kestrel that fell into the pond in the walled garden and the competition for life in the compost heaps.

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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Location The LookOut / Isis Education Centre, Hyde Park. (map)