Black Natural History Month

October is Black Natural History Month!

Join us in the great outdoors for a variety of events

This October, Wild in the City is celebrating Black Natural History Month!

Black Natural History Month (BNHM) makes the contributions of Black people to natural history part of the celebration of our history in the UK. From our presence in the countryside and our relationship with nature to Black naturalists and outdoor practitioners, and Black-led organisations, we want our engagement with nature to be part of the conversation in commemorating Black history.

Our aim is simple – to inspire Black communities to adventure and enjoy the natural world.

Throughout October, Wild in the City is organising a series of events in the great outdoors. These include hikes and tours of Black-owned farms and rewilded land, a day in the woods to celebrate the majesty of Trees and our connection to them, and a gathering for POC practitioners in the environmental field to reflect on our work and its challenges, and build peer support.

See below for a full list of events and download the flyer here.


Visits to Black-owned land

  • 9 October: Guided Walk of Wild Oakingham, South Oxfordshire
  • 21 October: Hike to Mwanaka Farm and Tour, Cambridgeshire

Community gatherings

  • 28 October: A Day in the Woods, Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre, Croydon
  • 29 October: Peer Leaders Gathering, Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre, Croydon

Sign up to learn more about our Nature Connectors programme

Nurture a closer relationship with the natural world and with others.