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:

Grune point yesterday – Great flock of c.400 juvenile Starlings on saltmarsh. Also c. 40 Sandwich Terns on foreshore plus 2 Whimbrel. Small Tortoiseshells..

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Just a [late] reminder – another Miltonrigg Wood recording session this evening (Wednesday) – meeting in the Woodland Trust carpark at 6 pm (and..

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Next outing, Eycott HIll CWT Reserve (proposed), this Sunday 29 June. With no grazing at the moment, it’s all looking very good. Some very nice..

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Several Wool Carder Bees (Anthidium) on the ‘Lamb’s-ears’ plants in the garden at Wetheral: they hover like hoverflies, making a very loud buzz,..

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Carlisle Natural History Society est. 1893