London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

LNHS Events

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 19 to Aug 19 can be downloaded as a PDF format file.

n.b. Edward Milner authored "The Trees of Britain and Ireland" not as stated. 


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

Ecology & Entomology

E&E Perivale Wood Field Recorder Day Download as iCal file

When Saturday, 07 September 2019, 10:00am -  3:30pm

ECOLOGY & ENTOMOLOGY. Perivale Wood Field Recorder Day. Field Recorder Days are informal peer-to-peer learning experiences where naturalists can spend a day in the field together sharing their knowledge. Whatever your level, from beginner to expert, we invite you to take part. The content will generally be determined by the interests of the participants. The aim of these days is to give people the opportunity to practice identification and surveying skills in a friendly environment to build confidence in biological recording. Following invertebrate recording on the site, a series of walks and talks regarding the invertebrates of Perivale Wood will be delivered by local experts (from 2pm - 4pm). Please note that this event will involve individuals collecting, preserving and killing invertebrate specimens for identification purposes in order to assist us in generating a site species list. Adults only, no dogs. Booking essential. Nearest stations: Perivale (Cen). Bring lunch.

Free event - to book a place and for further information please visit
Location Perivale Wood, Sunley Gardens, London UB6 7PE, UK