London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

Online Only Events

The LNHS has suspended its indoor and outdoor events to follow the guidance of the UK Government which has introduced social distancing measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). We will continue to monitor the situation and LNHS events will resume when this is compatible with the advice issued by the UK Government. We will publicise resumption of events using the LNHS social media channels (including email groups). Your patience is appreciated and we hope everyone will stay safe.
The Library will also remain closed until the Natural History Museum re-opens.

In the meantime, please check out our new Virtual Natural History Talk series.

 

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Wildlife

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There are some fantastic places for wildlife in the London area. More than 40% of London is green space or open water. As many as 2000 species of flowering plant have been found growing in the LNHS area. The tidal Thames supports 120 species of fish. Over 60 species of bird nest in central London. LNHS members have recorded 47 species of butterfly, 1173 moths and more than 270 kinds of spider around London. London's wetland areas support nationally important populations of many water birds. London has 38 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), two National Nature Reserves and 76 Local Nature Reserves.

 

Learning

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The LNHS offers a superb learning experience, through our expert led walks, our evening talks, publications and well stocked library. We share a common love of London's natural world, a desire to learn more about it, and share our expertise. To this end we also offer online resources, like school packs for the classroom, articles of general and particular interest, and online media.

 

Membership

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London's biodiversity faces new challenges from climate change and development pressure. You can contribute to the conservation of wildlife in the London area by helping to record the changing fortunes of the many species that live here. Together with our historic records, this information will help us to tackle the conservation issues of the future. Join us, learn new skills, and help us to make a difference.

Our members come from all walks of life, and range from complete beginners to distinguished scientists. We share a common love of the natural world, and a desire to learn more about it, and share our expertise. We are charity and all our events are organised solely by volunteers.

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Membership Benefits

Members can go to all meetings, field trips, coach trips, and study days and can take part in our ecological survey work. You receive a quarterly newsletter, and our annual journals The London Naturalist and London Bird Report. You can join our members-only message boards and can subscribe to our reading circles, which circulate various specialist magazines and journals at reduced rates.

How to Join

To join the Society, either download and print the appropriate application form using the links in the left pane, and post to the the Membership Secretary (whose address appears on the form), with a cheque payable to London Natural History Society. If you wish to pay online instead of by cheque use the  'Pay Now' link below. In both cases please send a paper application form. 

The subscription falls due on 1st January each year. The first annual subscription of a new member joining after 1 October willl also cover the year following the year in which they join.