The Ambleside Natural History Society meets in a spirit of friendship and goodwill to share in all aspects of natural history, geology, the countryside, its scenery, its flora and fauna, its use, its buildings, its history, the activities of its inhabitants, etc. Almost nothing is excluded.

Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings.

The programme for last year (2017/8) is available at the heading tab.

Next Meeting

11 April 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Beehive, University of Cumbria, Ambleside  LA22 9BB

Swifts – the Magic, the Mystery and the Tragedy

Peter Morton (Project Coordinator for Swifts in the Community)

Swifts engender enthusiasm and imagination like few other birds. This is a talk about how remarkable swifts are, how much we are only just understanding about them and how much we still don’t know. It is also about the plight of swifts, with numbers falling dramatically in recent years,  and how much we can do to ensure they continue to grace our skies.

View map of Ambleside Campus

The Percival Lecture Theatre is in the Langdale Building, number 5 on the map.

The alternative venue is the Beehive, building number 2 on the map.

If you turn in at The Armitt Museum, park in the car parks at the bottom of the hill (free in the evenings) then walk up the hill. The Beehive is the single storey building on your right, the Langdale Building is slightly further, up the steps to the flat area and is again on your right.

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