The Luxembourg Naturalist Society
Founded in 1890. Former Grand Ducal Botanic Society and former Fauna amalgamated in 1907
The Luxembourg Naturalist Society is an association which counts 600 members.
- Circulation of news on important scientific advancements
- Studies of the Luxembourg natural environment and modifications of the animal and plant communities following environmental changes
- Promotion of nature conservation
- Guided excursions
- Conferences: every Monday, from November to April, except during school holidays
- Annual publication of the "Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois". The complete serie 1891-2006 is available online.
- Working groups
Any member of the SNL can register without additional expenses to one or more of the following working groups active within the Society. To be registered, contact the person in charge of the working group.
Botanical working group of the SNL
The botanical working group of the SNL was created in 1987. It brings together the Luxembourg botanists interested in vascular plants. The activities mainly comprise excursions, the publication of floristic notes in the bulletin of the SNL, and collection of data in view of the publication of an atlas of the endangered plants of Luxembourg. The group currently counts about fifteen active members. The meetings are held at the Scientific Research Center of the MNHN (24 rue Münster, Luxembourg).
Contact person : Guy COLLING (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Entomological research group of the SNL
Since 1975 the entomological working group brings together people interested in the study of the insect fauna of Luxembourg and surrounding areas. The main objectives are the inventory, the follow-up, the hierarchical categorization, and the conservation of the entomological fauna. Strict deontological rules are followed in conformity with the national and international legislations. The observations are registered in databases and the specimens are preserved in collections. A close co-operation exists with the National Museum of Natural History whose staff manages a universal database and a collection of reference of the 'Grande Région'. Members of the working group organize and animate excursions, exhibitions and conferences. They regularly publish the results of their research, in particular in the bulletin of the SNL. The group currently counts about 20 active members.
Contact person : Raoul GEREND (email@example.com)
Mycological research group of the SNL
Since 1983 the mycological working group brings together people interested in the study of the fungi of Luxembourg. The goal is to seize the observations in a database, to preserve specimens in herbaria, to describe the recorded fungi, and to publish the results of the research activities. The members organize excursions, exhibitions and meetings for species identification, they advice the general public on toxic mushrooms and follow up the conservation of habitats that are important for fungal diversity. The group currently counts a dozen active members. The meetings are held at the House of Nature in Kockelscheuer.
Contact person : Guy MARSON (firstname.lastname@example.org)