Welcome

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 programmes for the last three years are available at the heading tab. At the bottom of this page you can find links to brief reports and photos of our field trips in May each year and what has now become the annual swift survey in Ambleside.

If you have suggestions for talks, comments on what we are doing or if you want to become a member email us at ambleside.nhs@gmail.com.

We have a series of meetings over Zoom for the 2020-21 season (click on the tab at the top of this page to see those arranged to date).

Our next meeting is via Zoom

Zoom connection details will be emailed to all members a day or so before the meeting.

11 March 2021

The north-west rare plant initiative

Joshua Styles

The North West Rare Plant Initiative has thus far carried out 49 reintroduction projects across the region of NW England and including 20 different species, many of which are on the cusp of extinction in the region.

The NWRPI won the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 2020 Award for Best Practice: Small-scale Nature Conservation.

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 each summer.

Click on the links to read Pete’s reports of their observations.

2019:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EPb-oP_WhwgLiQQNcC5T4VTN7R6T6Zjx/view?usp=sharing

2020:https://drive.google.com/file/d/19QNCd1qTvb92uZ0Y5_GTV9XX44LJNO1F/view?usp=sharing

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