The Paris Urban Naturalist Club is a hub of exchange for displaced naturalists who are eager to connect with the city through its natural history, as well as for staunch urbanites who are nevertheless curious to explore nature as long as they don't have to leave the city!

As a native Californian married to a Parisian, I have had to adapt my naturalist yearnings to the constraints of city living, much as one trains topiaries for French gardens. In doing so, I have eventually discovered how fascinating the intertwining of nature and culture in Paris can actually be. A meetup seemed the 'natural' way to share with others of like mind as well as those coming at nature from a cultural or historical perspective.

Meetups will include visits to parks, greenhouses, aquaria, zoos, museums, plantariums etc., as well as lectures, films, discussions, and do-good events for conservation, all within or around Paris. Other ideas are most welcome. Please join us. We look forward to meeting up.

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  • Jun 16, 2012 · 11:00 AM

    Nesting Kestrels at Notre Dame

    13 Paris naturalists | 5.00

    A return to our roots: our very first meetup was to observe the kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) that nest at Notre Dame. This year we'll be doing it again, taking advantage... Learn more
  • May 23, 2012 · 7:00 PM

    Animal Beauty Exhibition at the Grand Palais

    3 Paris naturalists | 5.00

    This major exhibition at the Grand Palais spans centuries of animal art, with 130 paintings, sculptures and drawings from the Renaissance to present and features artists... Learn more
  • May 2, 2012 · 6:15 PM

    Sound Immersion in Costa Rica: Dry, Wet and Evergreen

    3 Paris naturalists | 4.50

    After a long absence and my apologies to new members I haven't personally greeted, Paris Urban Naturalists are meeting up again. This time for total audio immersion in... Learn more
  • Jan 2, 2011 · 10:30 AM

    Tropical New Year

    4 Paris naturalists | 5.00

    At last a proposal to get you out of bed on a cold winter Sunday morn... Join us to kick the year off to a warm start (and kick our New Years hangovers while we're at it... Learn more
  • Oct 14, 2010 · 4:00 PM

    Mangrove Roots Activism

    6 Paris naturalists

    I know this is shamefully late notice, especially after such a long silence. It's been a hectic year. But something's got me very excited and however late, I wanted to... Learn more
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  • Letitia Farris Toussaint founded Paris Urban Nature Club

    on June 13

Founded Jun 13, 2009

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