Welcome to Carlisle Natural History Society…


We aim to promote the appreciation, study and documentation of the wildlife and natural environment of Cumbria and its environs; and to provide a forum for naturalists with an interest in Cumbrian wildlife.

Anyone w
ith an interest in wildlife can join the Society.

We regularly meet in the Tullie House lecture theatre in the winter and in the field in the summer and welcome guests. Please see our latest programme.

If you are on Facebook, why not like us on our public Facebook Page or if you are a twitter user you can find us @CarlisleNats.

Latest News and Sightings:

The CNHS meeting tonight at Tullie House should be interesting. Claire Cornish of Cumbria Wildlife Trust is talking about the conservation and..

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The season for grassland fungi is now in full swing. Unfertilised, short-sward grasslands are best and Cumbria has some great sites for these..

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29 Whooper Swans roosting on Wedholme this morning. Did not realise they were there until they lifted. 1100 Pinkfeet too and they were very reluctant..

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Redwing and Fieldfare in Port Carlisle today. Winter is on it’s way.

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Stood under a shower of Alder seeds today in High Stand with c.30 Redpoll feeding above me. Lovely little birds.

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Carlisle Natural History Society est. 1893