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.  

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There will be a short-notice session in Richmond Park on Saturday 25th June, the day before the Wimbledon Common bioblitz.

Topics will cover Oak Processionary Moth, Pollinators and pesky Parakeets

No great expertise is required - we want to see how useful some of the many smartphone apps are in the field so feel free to turn up with an app and no experience! If anyone wants to pit their expertise against the apps then they would be very welcome. People with the (free) Friends of the Earth Bee App on their phones will be especially welcome. The Butterfly Conservation app (also free) will be useful! As indeed will any other smartphone identification tools e.g. Leafwatch (for Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner) App and any others you care to bring along.
  Date: Saturday 25th June
  Time: 10 for 10:30
  Place: Pembroke Lodge
Duration - will continue into the afternoon if weather and enthusiasm persists!
Bring suitable clothing and food/drink if you are planning to stay until the afternoon. John A W Lock.

LNHS Calendar Of Events


Some Useful Information:

All events are open to all members.

Indoor Meetings

These usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions.
Indoor meetings are distinguished by a yellow shaded background in the programme below.

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.

Outdoor Meetings
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 timetables 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


MAPS
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.

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.