What is happening to our swifts? Trust member, Tanya Hoare, has been trying to answer this question for some time. Come along and hear about the current position.
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Welcome to our What's On guide
Whether you're looking for a fantastic wildlife walk, an interesting talk, a conservation day or an event for all the family, we're sure we'll have an event in our action-packed guide that's perfect for you. Search above to see what's happening near you or filter our event listing below!
Good to know
Due to bad weather or unforseen circumstances events are sometimes cancelled. Please contact us (or the event organiser) during office hours or check back to the event's page on this website, if you want to check if the event is still taking place. If you've booked in advance and the event is cancelled, you'll be contacted by telephone.
If refreshments are provided, it will be highlighted in the event description. Therefore, please consider the duration of the event you're attending, as it may be essential for you to bring a packed lunch and sufficient drinking fluids. Also take into account the event location, as it may not be in a convenient place to access local shops and services.
Photographs at Events
Please be aware that photographs may be taken at events and used for publicity purposes.
The vast majority of our events are suitable for those under the age of 16 years, and many are perfect for all the family to enjoy. However, we ask parents and guardians to use careful judgement before booking those under 16 on some events, such as conservation work parties and surveys or those taking place in the evening.
If you're unsure, please contact the Trust or the event organiser for more information about the event you have in mind. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (apart from Wildlife Watch groups).
Bird enthusiast, John Maddison, takes us on a bird-spotting journey that begins in his garden, takes in St Bees Head; South Walney; Caerlaverock; the Farne Islands; Rutland Water; and ends in…
National Trust woodlands ranger Richard Tanner will give an illustrated talk about the colourful and fascinating dragonflies and damsel flies to be found around the many ponds and wetland sites in…
Edward Wilson, director of Silviculture International, gives us the results of latest research into tree diseases in Cumbria.
Despite loss of numbers, natterjacks can still be found in Cumbria, though struggling. Ruth Popely describes their adaptations which enable them to colonise environments not typically associated…
Seals have returned to breed in Cumbria. Hear how well they are doing from the Trust's Senior Marine Conservation Officer, Emily Baxter.
Edward Mills will give a presentation of photographs taken in Cumbrian woods showing the diversity of wildlife to be found in them.
Peter Bullard, former director of the Trust, will give a talk on these special mountain plants of Cumbria
Sales Bank Wood is a rich semi-natural south Lakeland wood with centuries of history. Edward Mills will explain how varied uses have affected the wood culminating in its current wildlife friendly…
Foulney Island, a haven for many breeding birds and plants adapted to survive on the shingle, and Lowick Common, the Trust's newest nature reserve - two very different reserves in the…