The 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.

On this site you will find the current programme of meetings for the Ambleside Natural History Society. Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings. To get in touch with the society use the 'Contact Us' button on the Main Menu.

Next Meeting

13th October 2016 at 7:30pm


Should the Eurasian Lynx be reintroduced to the UK?


Speaker:  Prof Ian Convery


Location:  Beehive Building,

Ambleside University campus, Rydal Road, Ambleside


Eurasian lynx are charismatic top predators in woodland ecosystems. They perform valuable ecosystem services (e.g., by reducing deer damage to woodlands) and pose little threat to humans or livestock. Professor Ian Convery from the University of Cumbria and Lynx UK Trust will outline the case for a trial reintroduction of lynx to the UK.

Visitors welcome £3 entry, ANHS members & UoC students free

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