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. This page also contains brief reports and photos of our field trips in May each year. Meanwhile we also invite you to read the 2020 report on what has now become the annual swift survey in Ambleside. The link is at the bottom of this page.

The committee is currently organising a number of meetings using Zoom and is delighted that the first one is happening in November. Do check our web site and like us on Facebook and/or Twitter for updates. 

Our next meeting is via Zoom

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

Community, Landscape and Biodiversity – the story of Rusland Horizons

Colin Barr (Rusland Horizons Trust)

10 December 7:30pm

This illustrated talk will tell the story of how the Rusland community secured Lottery funding to enhance and understand the local landscape through partnership working and volunteer action on 15 different projects.

The outcomes of these projects will be described with a special emphasis on those involving the wildlife of the Rusland valley.

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.



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