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 February 2015

Tiri Tiri Matangi

An island nature reserve in New Zealand


In the past 30 years Tiri Tiri Matangi island has been turned from a barren grassy expanse into an amazing nature reserve by the recreation of New Zealand bush. This has permitted it to become a sanctuary for endangered species, especially birds, which were rare or endangered. The talk will explore the history of this island and the project, including some interesting British connections, and look at the successes,  failures and limitations it has encountered along the way. The photo shows one of the species (the Saddleback) now breeding successfully there.

Speaker: Mike Hall

7:30 pm (arrive early for parking)

The Ambleside Parish Centre, Vicarage Road, Ambleside, (adjacent to St Mary's church)

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