Our membership magazine Wild London

Wild London - London Wildlife Trust members' magazineWild London - London Wildlife Trust members' magazine

Wild London is our members’ magazine, published three times a year. Find out what the Trust is doing across London, learn about London's wildlife species, and discover our nature reserves.

The current issue is only available to London Wildlife Trust members, but you can browse some of our back issues here:


Wild London winter 2017

Wild London winter 2017


  • London skies ‘irrupt’ with rare hawfinches
  • Hedgehog sightings help us map their whereabouts
  • New visitor centre planned for Camley Street Natural Park
  • London’s new wetlands
  • Snapping urban wildlife
  • Hutchinson’s Bank
  • Of mice and voles
  • Trees share their bounty
  • Squawkers of the waterways
  • Life in a London park
  • Wilder lives are healthier lives

Wild London summer 2017

Wild London summer 2017

  • A first Green Flag for Woodberry Wetlands
  • The Great North Wood: bringing an ancient landscape to life
  • London's spiders: hairy and scary or just misunderstood?
  • Frays Island & Mabey's Meadow
  • Hedgehog heroes needed
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: broadening London's horizons
  • Summer swifts
  • Planning for a wild future
  • The work of a learning and engagement officer
  • Explore wild London
  • Your wild London


Wild London spring 2017

Wild London spring 2017

  • Weekly wildlife in the Evening Standard
  • Mighty mollusc found in Chiswick
  • Stand by for stag beetles
  • My beaver epiphany
  • Volunteering for London's wildlife
  • Threecorner Grove: A chalk woodland wonder
  • London's woodpeckers
  • Going wild on campus
  • The flowers of spring
  • Interview with new ambassador Tom Holland
  • Wild bees



Wild London winter 2016

Wild London winter 2016

  • Hedgehog sighting raises hopes of London comeback
  • Rare moth spotted in north London
  • Orchid discovery in New Cross
  • Pollution incident in River Crane averted
  • Living Seas: Breathing new life into the Thames estuary
  • Conservation grazing: Majestic munchers go to work
  • Meet our wild investors: Celebrating the Trust's corporate partners
  • Farm Bog: A wonderfully wet wildlife site in Wimbledon
  • Will London get wilder? Mathew Frith investigates rewilding
  • Inspired by nature: Introducing London Wildlife Trust's second ambassador
  • Seasonal species to spot
  • Your wild London


Wild London summer 2016

Wild London summer 2016

  • Woodberry Wetlands opened by Sir David Attenborough
  • Gunnersbury Triangle volunteers scoop award
  • Freshwater thinking: Dragonflies and damselflies get a helping hand
  • London's Living Landscapes
  • Become a Dragonfly Detective
  • Wild about learning: Connecting children with nature
  • Saltbox Hill: The rolling hills that inspired Charles Darwin
  • Investing in London's wildlife
  • Sharing the joy of wildlife: Welcoming David Lindo as our first ambassador
  • Your wild London



Wild London spring 2016

Wild London spring 2016

  • Rare otter sighting in London
  • Hope for Frays Farm Meadows
  • Blooming pavements: The flowers of our streets
  • London Mayoral elections: What will the next mayor do for nature and wildlife?
  • Writing in the rain: Author Melissa Harrison talks about the creative inspiration of wildlife and weather
  • Laying down roots: Getting ex-offenders into gardening - and back into employment
  • Gutteridge Wood: Where ancient woodland meets wildflower meadow
  • Your wild London



Wild London winter 2015

Wild London winter 2015

  • Medieval meadows threatened by HS2
  • Hobbies at Sydenham Hill Wood
  • Camley Street is changing - have your say
  • Vole Patrol: In search of London's smallest mammals
  • Wild Talent: The new conservationists
  • Baby, it's cold outside: Boots, gloves and double-edged billhooks
  • The Great North Wood: Fragments of a mighty forest can still be found in south London
  • Ickenham Marsh: A boogy site bursting with wildlife
  • London's hidden hedgehogs
  • Your wild London


Wild London summer 2015 

  • Wildlife sites threatened by Heathrow expansion
  • Creating a Wild West End for London
  • Woodberry Wetlands nearing completion
  • Are you wild about your gardens?
  • Stag beetles are sticking south of the river
  • River restoration in Hillingdon
  • Flying the green flag
  • Creating a wilder city by 2020
  • Insect delights of a small urban green space
  • Planning for wildlife's future
  • Spencer Road Wetlands
  • Your wild London  

Wild London spring 2015

  • What's your wildlife 
  • Stag beetles spotting 
  • Progress at Woodberry Wetlands 
  • Celebrating 30 years of nature conservation at Gunnersbury Triangle 
  • Mary O'Sullivan 
  • Mayoral support in Hounslow 
  • Oaks before ash?
  • Celebrating 30 years of nature conservation in King's Cross
  • Peaty Finders 
  • The dreadnought boughs
  • Your wild London 


Wild London winter 2014

  • Push for a Nature Act 
  • Getting down to buisness
  • Weekend wildlife in King's cross
  • Mayor of Hounslow backs wildlife
  • Longhorns arrive at Totteridge 
  • Restoring healthy heathland
  • Celebrating urban wetlands 
  • Balencing space for wildlife with public access
  • Changing habitats at Woodberry Wetlands 
  • Overwintering fowl choose London 



Wild Lonon summer 2014

  • 400th John Muir award
  • Centre for Wildlife Gardening - Celebrating 25 years in Peckham
  • Wild talent
  • The Greater London National Park
  • Floating wildlife island installed on Regents canal
  • Stag beetle survey 
  • Will the belt be loosened?
  • Cosmopolitain crows 
  • Braeburn Park
  • Your wild London



Wild London spring 2014 

  • Munitions site explodes with
  • Viewpoint at Camley Street
  • Wilding Streatham Common
  • All change for nature?
  • Wrens and robins prefer the
  • Wildlife on the home front
  • Bats in an urban landscape
  • Isleworth Ait
  • Your wild London 


Wild London winter 2013

  • Minister visits Lost Effra
  • Old Oak to damage Scrubs?
  • Getting closer to the river
  • New roots for prisoners
  • Brent Reservoir faces
    regeneration challenge
  • Reaching London’s
  • Where are London’s deer ?
  • Birds of a cool feather
  • Bramley Bank
  • Your wild London


Wild London summer 2013

  • HS2 update
  • Threat to Welsh Harp reservoir
  • Pesticide ban may help bees
  • The Lost Effra Project
  • Bramley Bank restoration
  • Survey stag beetles
  • The state of nature
  • Access to nature
  • Gunnersbury Triangle
  • The other pollinators
  • Fish out of water
  • Your wild London

Wild London spring 2013

  • Huge support for greater marine
  • River Crane pollution update
  • A potted history
  • Big funds for London’s
    Green Grid
  • Wet weather affects wildlife
  • New life found in old tombs
  • 100 hours of volunteering
  • Woodberry Wetlands
  • Flora forever changes
  • Birdbrook Nature Reserve 
  • Your wild London

Wild London winter 2012

  • Look to the skies
  • A natural legacy 
  • New floating garden 
  • From tiny acorns 
  • Walthamstow Wetlands 
  • Crowds flock to Cran Valley 
  • Ripped and torn; so much for planning? 
  • A living landscape 
  • Expanding airports; reducing habitats 
  • Signal failure for crayfish 
  • Syndenham Hill Wood
  • Your wild London 


Wild London summer 2012

Wild London summer 2012

  • Meeting the Queen
  • Grim news for Gunnersbury Triangle
  • Boost for chalk grassland
  • New wetland destination for Hackney
  • Tracking tree sparrows
  • Wild about Londoners
  • Walk the chalk: summer was made for strolling
  • Sowing the seeds: reconnecting London's children with nature
  • Yeading Brook Meadows
  • Your wild London



Wild London spring 2012

  • Politics and pollution
  • London’s dirty secret
  • Protection weakened?
  • Floating forest
  • Water voles return
  • Forests vital for well-being
  • Springing into life
  • The clean-up
  • Cleaner waters running wild?
  • Mayoral Elections 2012
  • Oak Hill Wood
  • Your wild London  


Wild London winter 2011

  • Green Flags and Pennants
    all round 
  • Big Wildlife Garden
  • Memorial gates
  • Mad About Meadows
  • Owl Prowl 2011
  • Wetland walks
  • Scaling the city
  • Forces for change
  • Greening London’s grey 
  • Highs and lows
  • Huckerby’s Meadows
  • Your wild London 

Wild London summer 2011

  • A high speed threat to wildlife
  • Green laws, not red tape
  • Crane Community Project
  • Record breaking bee house
  • The fate of the hoverhawk
  • Getting involved
  • Bermondsey and Borough
  • Wildlife of the linesides
  • Growing up
  • Restoring the chalk
  • Your wild London 


Wild London winter 2011

  • Celebrating Thirty
  • Estates run wild
  • Rockets at the Tower
  • Barking for brownfield
  • An ode to London's wisest wings
  • Shaping the city
  • The big bad woods
  • Interview with Ann Brown and John Newton
  • Your wild London




Wild London summer 2010

  • A wild room with a view
  • Cows moove in
  • Green awards all round
  • New discoveries on a day out
  • Green wheeling Nature Rangers
  • Record breakers
  • Fragile beauty
  • Really wild:Can London claim to be the greenest city in the world?
  • Biodiversity in your backyard
  • The nature table
  • Where the wild things are
  • Your wild London


Wild London spring 2010

  • The London Plan
  • Manifesto for a wilder London
  • In praise of London's bees
  • Is the growing trend for urban agriculture good
    for London’s wildlife?
  • Foraging for food in nature’s larder
  • Interview with broadcaster Rosie Boycott
  • Focus on Totteridge Fields
  • Your wild London




Wild London summer 2009

  • Summer in the city
  • 80 species in 12 hours
  • Springwatching in the city
  • King’s Cross kingfishers
  • Wandle water voles
  • Gardening gold
  • Urban night fliers
  • The night shift
  • From dusk til dawn
  • Urban explorer
  • 20 years’ growth
  • Your wild London 



Editions of Wild London from 1981-2009 are available on request, but we are unable to supply bulk requests.

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