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There are some fantastic places for wildlife in the London area with more than 40% of London being green space or open water. In central London there are 2000 species of flowering plant, over 60 species of nesting birds and the Thames supports 120 species of fish.

We have an events programme consisting of indoor meetings and outdoor activities that encourage the interaction of beginners and experienced naturalists. Indoor events usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions. Outdoor events are guided nature walks or field meetings.

On top of its varied activities (most of which are free and open to non-members), the LNHS also has a raft of publications free to members. The London Naturalist is its annual journal with scientific papers as well as lighter material such a book reviews. The annual London Bird Report is comprehensive review of London’s bird records. Furthermore, there is a quarterly newsletter which carries many trip reports and useful announcements. The LNHS maintains it annual membership at a modest level representing fantastic value for money.

Here is a 4-minute video (https://vimeo.com/242802659) that describes the events and activities carried out by the LNHS and the benefits of membership.

Please see our website (http://www.lnhs.org.uk) for a full description of our work.

Upcoming events (2)

Bedfont Lakes for Teal, Snipe, Kingfisher, woodpeckers, perhaps Smew, Bittern.

Andrew Peel. Meet 10:00 Hatton Cross Station (Picc), then H26 bus, or at Bedfont Road entrance car park (next to cemetery). Long half day, bring snacks. (Toilets). We are a very inclusive group and beginners are welcome. No specialist equipment is necessary, however binoculars are recommended. Wear stout shoes and warm/waterproof clothing.

BOTANY. Trent Country Park, Cockfosters, for bryophytes.

Trent Park (north london)

BOTANY. Trent Country Park, Cockfosters, for bryophytes. Leader is Pete Howarth.

Past events (100)

Botany - A Winter Walk with Botany.

Barnes Bridge station

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