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Winter Programme 2021-2022

Meetings are normally held at 7.30pm on Mondays at the Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal. After using Zoom instead for the last year, we hope to resume meetings in person at the Friends Meeting House in September. If this is not possible, then some of the meetings may be on Zoom.

Non-members are welcome at our normal meetings, at a small charge.

The link for the Zoom meetings would be sent out to members a few days before each meeting. Local non-members may attend Zoom meetings FREE – please request the link through Contact Us.


27th September 2021 Postponed AGM and Quiz.

11 October 2021 Heather Devey – Cumbria Beaver Project

Join Cumbria Beaver Group Project Officer, Heather Devey, for an illustrated insight into the first year of the Lowther Estate beaver trial first year. Followed by a wider overview of beavers in Cumbria and England, and a Q&A session.

25 October 2021 Steve Benner – the moths (almost) everyone hates

An introduction to the world of the microlepidoptera.

8 November 2021 Ros Taylor – Swift Conservation in Kendal

A brief introduction to swifts, and a talk about the Kendal Swift Group, highlighting where swifts are nesting, our successes and despairs!

15 November 2021 Dorothy Grace – Green, Black and White: the unique nature of Iceland 

Iceland’s unique landscape has been created by powerful tectonic forces and shaped by erosion in its many forms. The flora and fauna that have colonised this sometimes unstable and inhospitable island are many and varied, a testament to the resilience of life.

13 December 2021 Members’ night – Short items by members

Open to non-members

10 January 2022 Audrey Brown – The Antarctic

This talk looks at the amazing concentration of wildlife in some of the most inhospitable parts of the world, photographed on a visit made in Jan/Feb 2020

24 January 2022 Nigel Gilligan – Nature notes from around the Duddon estuary

A photo-led talk about some varied and often noteworthy wildlife seen around the Duddon estuary in 2020. The talk covers many interests, from flowers and fungi to beetles, bugs and bumblebees.. Something for everyone!

14 February 2022 Judith Robinson A naturalists’ tour in Namibia

This tour in 2017 included Etosha, the Skeleton Coast, Walvis Bay, and the Namib Desert – iconic African mammals, the extraordinary Welwitschia and, of course, many birds.

28 February 2022 Gary and Lindsey GouldNature through the lens (Fred Gould Memorial Lecture)

A selection of slides by Fred Gould, showing a variety of flora and fauna

14 March 2022 Dave Batty      Wildlife of Argyll

An introduction to the varied wildlife and habitats of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland

28 March 2022 AGM