The LNHS 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.
Download the programme or view calendar of events below.
The ancient oaks of Richmond Park
On Saturday 23rd April (St George's Day) we celebrate
LNHS's return to Richmond Park under the new licence and England's
national tree. Dr Aljos Farjon of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew will
be leading a walk at Richmond Park looking at the ancient oaks there.
Dr Farjon recently packed the Linnaean Society to capacity for a talk
about his work on the ancient Oaks of England, and has since featured
widely in the media. For further details see Botany calendar below.
LNHS Calendar Of Events
Some Useful Information:
All events are open to all members.
These usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions.
Indoor meetings are distinguished by a yellow shaded background in the
Indoor meetings are held at several venues: Camley
Street Natural Park (Camley
St, London NW1 0PW) is located close to St Pancras International
Station. It is a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras stations
along Pancras Road. See MAP.
The 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 Rd, turn left to
reach the college campus. The LookOut, Hyde Park,
is a new venue which the Bird Club are using on a trial basis. It is
labelled as the Isis Education Centre on this Map.
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.
For more information on our on-going surveys at Bookham Common and
Hampstead Heath, and our Bookham Field Study Days,
visit our Surveys page.
Taking Public Transport To Outdoor Mettings
Train times where given should be checked, as
change and engineering works take place on Saturdays and Sundays. There
is also an extensive programme of engineering works taking place on the
Underground at weekends at present.
'NR' in the programme refers to National
Rail lines (as opposed to Underground/Docklands Light Railway lines).
For NR train times and information, phone 08457-484950, or visit
www.nationalrail.co.uk, or www.thetrainline.com, or the websites of
individual train companies. The latter are a useful source of
information about current and planned engineering works.
For London bus, Underground, DLR and Tram information,
phone 020-7222 1234, or visit the TFL website: TFL Journey Planner
OS Landranger grid references are supplied for
some of the
events listed. You can obtain a local map by copying and pasting the
grid reference into an on-line map provider such as streetmap.co.uk.
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.