London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

No LNHS 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 LNHS events 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.

The LNHS programme for Mar 2020 to Sep 2020 can be downloaded as a PDF format file.

Indoor events

These usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions. Indoor meetings are held at several venues:

  • Burgh House, Hampstead, is a new venue which the Bird Club are using for indoor meetings. See the map here, and their website. Handy tip - If you want to visit the Burgh House museum and exhibitions first, and maybe the charming little garden and The Buttery Cafe, but realise that there is an hour and a half between the house and cafe closing and first arrivals for the talk at 6.30pm (for a 7pm start), there is a very civilised pub (The Wells) opposite the house, not to mention the delights of the rest of Hampstead (inc. the Heath if you fancy an evening walk), just minutes away.
  • 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 Road, turn left to reach the college campus.

Outdoor events

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.

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.

Full programme

London Bird Club

Managing London for Birds & Other Wildlife Download as iCal file

When Tuesday, 12 March 2019,  7:00pm -  8:30pm
The talk will provide an overview of the London Wildlife Trust’s work on birds over the years. This will include Woodberry Wetlands which is a flagship reserve as it provided a bird rich habitat in a part of London which has a high density of housing as well as the recently opened Walthamstow Wetlands, the largest urban wetland reserve in Europe. The talk will also cover policy-based work on some of London’s other birds in the spotlight such as Black Redstart & Ring-necked parakeet as well as the Trust’s broader citizen science campaigns such as Kestrel Count and Owl Prowl.

About the speaker:

Mathew Firth is Director of Conservation, London Wildlife Trust and has nearly 30 years’ experience of land management policy and practice in urban nature conservation with voluntary organisations and public bodies, including the London Ecology Unit, English Nature and Peabody. He has managed nature reserves, and developed policies to advocate the protection, creation and promotion of natural green spaces, and co-founded Neighbourhoods Green in 2003. He has a particular interest in the relationship between nature and society in towns and cities, which underpins London Wildlife Trust’s work in the face of a rapidly growing capital. @WildLondon

Open to all. FREE admission sponsored by John Beaufoy Publishing.

The lovely Burgh House & Museum, the venue for the LBC Talks is just a few minutes walk from Hampstead tube station on the Northern Line (not Hampstead Heath - that's the nearby Overground station).

For visiting Burgh House and the Museum, opening times are 12pm - 5pm from Wednesday to Friday and Sunday. Closed on Saturday.

Tip: Hampstead is a delightful village which can be explored with a lot of cafes. The Heath is just minutes away from Burgh House and can be explored in a nature walk before the talk.
Location Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT, UK