Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre We are the Local Record Centre for Cumbria, a local hub for info on Cumbrian wildlife.
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The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and h

as taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.

Here at CBDC, we're not just interested in biodiversity data but also collate information about Cumbria's geodiversity. ...
03/06/2024

Here at CBDC, we're not just interested in biodiversity data but also collate information about Cumbria's geodiversity. We work closely with who regularly review sites across this geologically diverse county. This short film explains more about what geodiversity is:
https://youtu.be/LtFzkDMsYtI

RSPB Campfield Marsh wants to know about its insects and invertebrates. Dave Blackledge, Site Manager, is inviting entom...
22/05/2024

RSPB Campfield Marsh wants to know about its insects and invertebrates. Dave Blackledge, Site Manager, is inviting entomologists to join him survey the fields around Rogersceugh where the site of an old farm is transitioning into lowland raised mire and peat fen. Dave will be recording spiders.
David Scott-Langley will be leading the day and is an experienced entomologist recording coleoptera, isopods, myriapods, bark lice.
DATE: Sat 25th May 2024, 10.00am (meet in carpark). Message Cumbria Invertebrate Group ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining in.

Find out how to take part in Cumbria Wild Watch this June in our free webinar on Thursday 6th June 2024 at 4:30pm.Regist...
16/05/2024

Find out how to take part in Cumbria Wild Watch this June in our free webinar on Thursday 6th June 2024 at 4:30pm.
Register for your place here:
https://forms.gle/9rKPiJZTQEyjbtD26

Cumbria Wild Watch is landing on the weekend of 27-30 June 2024. The first time we will be creating a snapshot of wildli...
06/05/2024

Cumbria Wild Watch is landing on the weekend of 27-30 June 2024.
The first time we will be creating a snapshot of wildlife in Cumbria over one weekend. We need YOUR help to do this.

Find out what you need to do and watch out for an upcoming webinar on 6th June:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/

Want to do something different this bank holiday weekend? Why not take part in the Cumbrian Yellowhammer Survey being co...
03/05/2024

Want to do something different this bank holiday weekend? Why not take part in the Cumbrian Yellowhammer Survey being conducted by Cumbria Bird Club? You can also 'take on a tetrad' for the rest of the summer!
Find out more from the CBDC blog:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/cumbrian-yellowhammer-survey/

Okay, the image is literal so feel free to share YOUR images of the bird!

The Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) team have launched a new survey aiming to get the public’s thoughts on...
01/04/2024

The Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) team have launched a new survey aiming to get the public’s thoughts on nature in Cumbria.

Tell them what nature means to you, why it is important and what you think should be done to help nature in Cumbria.

Take the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJH6WLC

Out and about this weekend? Why not record what animals and plants you see with an app or the CBDC spreadsheet? Then sen...
28/03/2024

Out and about this weekend? Why not record what animals and plants you see with an app or the CBDC spreadsheet? Then send to us and help with biodiversity decision making across the county!
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/recording-wildlife/

Cumbria Wild Watch is coming this summer!Join us 27-30 June 2024 to record Cumbrian wildlife - anywhere in Cumbria. We'r...
11/03/2024

Cumbria Wild Watch is coming this summer!
Join us 27-30 June 2024 to record Cumbrian wildlife - anywhere in Cumbria. We're putting resources together to support your wildlife recording adventure - visit our website for more information and to register your interest:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/

We're looking to recruit a voluntary chair for our Advisory Group. If you have previous chairing experience, an interest...
04/03/2024

We're looking to recruit a voluntary chair for our Advisory Group. If you have previous chairing experience, an interest in biodiversity data, and able to provide around 7 days a year to help guide us, we would love to hear from you!
More information about the role here:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

01/03/2024

To celebrate the start of spring, how about a foot-tapping gull?
Often seen on the short turf outside Carlisle Castle which must have plenty of earthworms and other juicy invertebrates....

CBDC will be attending the Power of 10 Festival today, organised by .way.ig! Catch up with us and find out about the bio...
23/02/2024

CBDC will be attending the Power of 10 Festival today, organised by .way.ig! Catch up with us and find out about the biodiversity of Cumbria....

Our next newsletter comes out at the end of this week with news, stories, jobs and events relevant to Cumbrian biodivers...
07/02/2024

Our next newsletter comes out at the end of this week with news, stories, jobs and events relevant to Cumbrian biodiversity. If you haven't yet signed up for it, you can via a link on our website (scroll to the bottom of any page):
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/

     We're looking for two Field Officers to join our team to carry out habitat surveys across Cumbria. If you have good...
29/01/2024



We're looking for two Field Officers to join our team to carry out habitat surveys across Cumbria. If you have good plant ID skills and would like to make a difference to nature recovery in Cumbria, we'd love to hear from you!

https://www.cbdc.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Join us for the Cumbria Recorders' Conference on Saturday 24th February 2024 for a day packed full of talks about projec...
23/01/2024

Join us for the Cumbria Recorders' Conference on Saturday 24th February 2024 for a day packed full of talks about projects and recording highlights from across Cumbria. A great opportunity to network with others involved in wildlife recording - or find out more about getting involved in !
And also find out more about the location of this topiary animal....
Last few places remaining....
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/recorders-conference/

Work for us !We are recruiting two field officers to carry out County Wildlife Site surveys.If you have the skills and e...
19/01/2024

Work for us !
We are recruiting two field officers to carry out County Wildlife Site surveys.
If you have the skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. A fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to nature conservation in Cumbria.
Apply by 12th February:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

Wishing all our followers compliments of the season! Don't forget to book a place at the spring conference - places are ...
22/12/2023

Wishing all our followers compliments of the season!

Don't forget to book a place at the spring conference - places are booking up fast.

Exciting news: the next Cumbria Recorders' Conference is coming to Penrith on Saturday 24th February 2024!It's a great d...
12/12/2023

Exciting news: the next Cumbria Recorders' Conference is coming to Penrith on Saturday 24th February 2024!

It's a great day to learn about wildlife conservation and biodiversity recording across the glorious county of Cumbria.

Book your free place now: https://forms.gle/KBCLyosZdXVV69j26

Watch out for speaker news in future posts....

Our latest newsletter is now out! In it, you'll find: Cumbria Recorders' Conference update and booking, taxon group revi...
02/11/2023

Our latest newsletter is now out! In it, you'll find: Cumbria Recorders' Conference update and booking, taxon group review volunteers sought, and much more. Access it from our website: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/about-us/newsletters/

Our latest newsletter has been published today! Thanks to all who contributed content and images, including this great i...
30/09/2023

Our latest newsletter has been published today! Thanks to all who contributed content and images, including this great image from Chris Arthur.
You can sign up to receive the monthly newsletter at our website or visit the newsletter page to view there: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/about-us/newsletters/

Everyone can do something for nature and it need not take too much time. When you are out and about this weekend, record...
29/09/2023

Everyone can do something for nature and it need not take too much time. When you are out and about this weekend, record what nature you see (trees, other plants, birds, mammals, inverts, fungi), where and when - then send to your local records centre. For Cumbria - that's us!

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