The Society offers a full programme of winter meetings and summer field trips.

INDOOR LECTURES are held in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle on alternate Wednesday evenings from October to March. Meetings start promptly at 7.15pm (doors open at 6.50pm). Meetings are free to members. Visitors are always welcome, please pay £3 on the door (£2 for students).

Two members’ nights are programmed each winter with contributions relating to natural history studies and observations provided by the membership.

In case of doubt – e.g. over inclement weather – leader will advise if meeting is proceeding. Contact via the contact form for information or see details in your programme card.
Bring packed lunches for all meetings beginning before midday.

Winter Programme 2017-2018

(Wednesdays at 7.15pm., except where stated)

 4th October:  ‘Pink-footed Geese on the Solway’
An illustrated talk by Frank Mawby

 18th October: ‘Wild Tenerife’
An illustrated talk by Dr Philip Ashmole

1st November: ‘Derek Ratcliffe – Nature’s polymath, polyglot and friend’
An illustrated talk by Professor Des Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage with introduction from Geoff Horne

15th November: ‘Nature in Towns and Cities’
An illustrated talk by Professor David Goode

29th November: Members’ Night
Contributions from the membership

 13th December:  ‘Deadly, Delightful or a whole lot of Rot – Fungi that grow on Trees’.
An illustrated talk by Paul Nichol


 10th January: ‘Disappearing Swifts – What we can do’’          
An illustrated talk by Edmund & Tanya Hoare 
(Joint Meeting with the Cumbria Bird Club)

24th January: ‘Cumbrian Limestone Pavements – Helleborines to Kamenitzas’
An illustrated talk by Dr Peter Standing FRGS, Westmorland Geological Society
(Joint Meeting with Cumberland Geological Society) (NB start at 7.30pm)

7th February:   ‘Bat swarming and hibernation in North Cumbria’
An illustrated talk by Tina Wiffen, Northumberland Bat Group

18th February (Sunday): Field Meeting – Wild Goose Chase in Dumfries and Galloway
Leader: Frank Mawby (016973 51301 / mobile 07970206164)
Meet by Carlisle College, Victoria Place, Carlisle at 9am.

 21st February:  ‘The Dragonflies of Dumfries & Galloway’
An illustrated talk by Barbara Mearns

7th March: AGM & Members’ Night
AGM followed by contributions from the membership


CNHS – Carlisle Nats – Cumbria Lakeland Naturalists