With the exception of January, meetings are held on the University Of Cumbria Campus, Ambleside, on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. The precise location of the next meeting is given on the home page.
10 October 2019
To be announced
14 November 2019
South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project
The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project aims to reinforce the small, isolated and vulnerable population of Golden Eagles in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Through a series of translocations over a period of 5 years, we will look to increase numbers and prevent the loss of this majestic bird from Southern Skies.
12 December 2019
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.
23 January 2020
Jacobs Join supper and Annual General Meeting followed by showing of members’ best natural history photographs taken during 2019 (no more than six each, brought on a memory stick).
Ambleside Parish Centre, St Mary’s Church, Ambleside LA22 9DH
This meeting begins at 7:00pm. Note also the change of location.
13 February 2020
Land management in an iconic upland landscape
Pete Barron (John Muir Trust)
12 March 2020
The return of beavers to Cumbria
Lee Schofield (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Haweswater)
9 April 2020
Natural flood mitigation
Mike West (South Cumbria Rivers Trust)
The talk will explain the different types of natural flood mitigation and their benefits compared with other flood defence techniques, including examples of how SCRT have used these techniques in practice in South Cumbria.
20 May 2020
Field trip (to be advised)