London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

LNHS Activities

The LNHS Library, located in the Angela Marmont Centre, Natural History Museum is open every third Saturday of the month at 10:00. Please see the Library page for more information on how to book a visit.  On Saturday 16 July,  we have arranged a moth identification workshop with the Angela Marmont Centre. We will be looking at some of the Lepidoptera specimens in the reference collection and consulting the identification guides in the LNHS library collection. Bring your own guides and hand lens too. This will also be a great opportunity to explore the library. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have a full programme of activities, both in person field meetings and virtual talks. Please check the calendar and our downloadable programme for full details. Please note that these events may be cancelled at short notice. 





Virtual Talks


The LNHS Virtual Natural History Talk series brings together naturalists with experts and specialists using the Zoom videoconferencing tool.

Our talks are hosted fortnightly and are free to attend (though booking is required).

The talks cover a wide range of subjects, from birds to bats, worms to weeds, fungi to foxes and everything inbetween.

Talks are around 30-40 minutes in length and are followed by a live Q&A between the guest speaker and audience.

Find out more about the Virtual Talks




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The LNHS is run by active and engaged volunteers. Getting involved in the LNHS is a great way to make a difference, meet new people, learn new skills and learn about the wildlife and natural history of London. There are many ways to get involved: there are roles on different committees, or you can contribute articles to the LNHS publications and website. Please see our Volunteering pages for more info.


The LNHS News section is the place to keep up-to-date with society announcements and project updates. It also houses any section or recorder reports that we publish on our website. In addition, we accept blogs from naturalists and biodiversity-sector organisations that want to share their experiences and opportunities with our members. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to contribute articles. 





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