Nature & ecology

Delve deeper into the animal and plant life we share our city with, plus look beyond our shores to ecosystems around the world and the environmental issues affecting our planet.
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  1. Discovering owls

    Course Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes owls unique? Which species of owl live in London? How do they hunt? View zoological specimens and dissect an owl pellet from a wild Barn Owl, identifying the bones within to ascertain the owl's diet.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. Explore London's wetlands

    Course Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Wetlands are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. Discover the habitat, wildlife and history of London’s wetlands with zoologist Brenna Boyle. Introductory session at City Lit followed by fieldtrips to the London Wetland Centre (Barnes) and RSPB Rainham Marshes (Thurrock), Additional entry fees for two sites approx £17 in total, concessions may apply.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Summer trees

    Course Date: Thu 10 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn key clues for tree identification in class, followed by a gentle stroll around local gardens and squares to enjoy the rich diversity of native and introduced trees in London. A must for all tree lovers.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Swifts and their extraordinary aerial world

    Course Date: Thu 22 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the astonishing lifecycle of swifts. Develop identification skills and learn about the vital link between architecture, building methods, planning regulations and swift conservation, plus practical ways to help them.

    In partnership with the RSPB Central London Local Group. NB The first session is at City Lit, the second session is a central London field trip to observe swifts and their nesting sites. Further details from the tutors at the first session.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  5. The big butterfly day

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into the enthralling world of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Discover their remarkable diversity, ecology and conservation. Learn how to take part in the Big Butterfly Count this summer and do your bit for monitoring wildlife!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Walking London's rivers

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    London’s rivers provide a wildlife highway into the city and support a huge array of life, from eels to kingfishers. The Thames has transformed since the 'great stink' of 1858, and is now one of the cleanest city rivers in the world. Come to this relaxed walking programme and explore the wildlife, ecology and history of London’s rivers. First session at City Lit, followed by 3 offsite walks of approximately 2 hours.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £30.00

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