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London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

The London Naturalist

The London Naturalist is published annually and sent free to members. Current issues can be purchased separately. A standing order facility for receiving The London Naturalist and The London Bird Report on publication with an invoice is available.

For details of availability and cost of current and back issues see "Buying back issues" in the menu below.

For online access to historical editions and the predecessor publications  (from 1896 onwards) see "Biodiversity Heritage Library" in the menu below.

Editorial Correspondence

Full instructions to contributors are given inside the back cover of each journal. To enquire about submitting content for a future edition of a journal please email the editor: current details are given on the contact us page.

Photography Ethical Policy

The LHNS ethical policy for photographs can be found here.

Become a Species Accounts Writer




Biodiversity Heritage Library holdingsThe full searchable text of the London Naturalist (up to No. 88 from 2008), together with its predecessors from 1896 onwards, is now online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). Click on the links below to access the BHL summary page for the respective publication.

Tips for searching the Biodiversity Heritage Library


  • BHL CombinedTo search text in the LN pages click on ADVANCED LINK  (top left of page).
  • Then enter London Naturalist in the title and click on the Exact Phrase option.
  • Skip the rest of the fields until the text field. e.g. enter "rare sawfly" and again click on Exact Phrase option.
  • Click on search gives two hits.
  • Searching for scientific names is more straightforward.
  • Click on the rightmost tab for Scientific Names and enter e.g. Pteronidea spiraeae. Hits include the LN 1926 article.
  • There is no way to restrict the search by publication other than using a spreadsheet program to refine the search.