Habitats & ecology

Habitats, Ecology & Conservation Courses in London

Discover the greener side to city life on our London walks and courses and learn about the efforts to protect endangered species around the world.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Winter to Spring wildlife
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brenna Boyle
    This time of year sees winter begin to relax its clutches and the early signs of spring emerge. It’s a very rewarding time of year to get out walking. One introduction session at City Lit, followed by two guided walks.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £30.00
  2. Botany walks in Regent's Park
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    A practical course ideal for those who are new to ‘in the field’ botany. Observation of the range of places plants grow and how they are categorised into groups will be our focus.



    Explore plant names and get to know more about the diversity and range from tiny ground hugging plants to huge trees. Three Saturday sessions, meeting in Regent’s Park.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  3. Introduction to tree identification
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    A practical introductory tree identification course looking at bark, twigs, leaves, outline, seeds and fruits.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £26.00
  4. Animals as ecosystem heroes?
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Verity Miles
    This course will explore the lives of the incredible wildlife that shapes our landscape, enriches our environment, and provides valuable services - our ‘ecosystem heroes’.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  5. Wildflowers of streets and lawns: an online ID workshop
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 6 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Brenna Boyle
    This short online course will encourage you to look down a lot more often! Learn to spot wildflowers hidden in plain sight. Develop skills to identify these species, discover fascinating information about their ecology and our relationship with them.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £30.00
  6. More botany
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    This course looks more closely at plants noticing changes in early summer how they are grouped and named. The course includes afternoon walks to Lincoln’s Inn Fields to observe the plants there.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  7. An introduction to ornithology with birdwatching
    Course start date:  Wed 11 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brenna Boyle
    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of birds. This short course has a broad scope; from evolution and global diversity to bird behaviour and song. Learn identification techniques in the classroom, then try out your skills during three guided fieldtrips to London locations.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00
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  8. Wild West London nature walks
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brenna Boyle
    West London has much to offer a nature walker. Join us as we explore woodland, parkland, riverside, wetland and heathland habitats on three guided walks. Find out more about local trees, wildflowers, invertebrates, water-life and birds.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £39.00
  9. Great gardeners in London
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    Join us to explore the life and times of 2 key people in the history of landscape and gardens, from the 19th and early 20th centuries- Humphry Repton, and Thomas Mawson (with visits included).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00

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