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.

Our past programmes for 2017/8 and 2018/9 are available at the heading tab. This page also contains brief reports and photos of our field trips in May each year.

A draft of our programme for 2019/20 is now available at the tab 2019-20 Meeting above. Don’t forget to book in your diary:

Next Meeting

Thursday 12 December 2019 at 7:30pm

The Beehive, University of Cumbria at Ambleside

Morecambe Bay – an underwater safari

Gordon Fletcher (Diver and photographer)

It is easy to think the waters of Morecambe Bay are just cold, muddy and almost lifeless when it is in fact a rich and dynamic environment fed and driven by some of the highest tidal ranges around the UK and home to a multitude of often colourful marine creatures. This talk uses underwater photos taken in the Bay with first-hand experience to give an insight into the variety and lifestyles of many of these creatures.

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.

Swifts in Ambleside

Following a talk on swifts to ANHS by Peter Moreton in April 2019, Pete Martin set up a small group to monitor swifts and their nest sites in Ambleside during summer 2019. Click on the following link to read Pete’s report of their observations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EPb-oP_WhwgLiQQNcC5T4VTN7R6T6Zjx/view?usp=sharing

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