The Natural History Society for Lincolnshire
Who we are and what we do
The Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union was founded in 1893 and so we have over a hundred years’ experience and information in Lincolnshire’s wildlife and geology.
In that time we have seen the county change almost beyond recognition, and have a wealth of observations on just how those changes have affected our wildlife – made on over 600 field meetings all over the county.
The LNU is the only amateur Natural History Society covering the whole of Lincolnshire. Members study, record, hold meetings, supply information, publish books, exhibit, discuss and learn. We welcome new members.
The Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union …
- is the only amateur Natural History Society covering the whole of Lincolnshire.
- exists for its members to enjoy, to study and to record the flora, fauna and physical features of Lincolnshire.
- holds field natural history meetings throughout Lincolnshire during the spring, summer and autumn.
- holds indoor talks, workshops, exhibitions and discussions during the winter.
- welcomes new members and encourages and helps them to learn scientific and observation skills to investigate nature more enjoyably and record it more accurately.
- holds on computers many hundreds of thousands of records of Lincolnshire’s wildlife going back over a century.
- supplies wildlife information to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Local Authorities to help nature conservation.
- publishes its findings annually in ‘The Lincolnshire Naturalist’ and keeps members up to date with its twice-yearly newsletter.
- has published a number of books on Lincolnshire wildlife.
Amateur means “for the love of it” – that is why we study natural history – because we enjoy it. Most of the important studies of British Natural History are made by amateur naturalists.
One of our most important functions is documenting the county’s flora and fauna. Records are collated by specialist recorders and kept on a modern computer database so that we can analyse and map the distribution of plants and animals.
This information is vital for planners and conservation workers to make sensible decisions over the future and management of wildlife sites.
- For more information and how to join, checkout the LNU Webstite.
The Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union is a Registered Charity, No. 255645.