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Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dog Violet

Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Dog Violet

The declining Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne) is now only found in Cumbria in the south of the county. © Rosemary Winnal

Ullswater

Ullswater

The freshwater lakes and tarns of the Lake District are one of the many special habitats in Cumbria. © SH

Calcicole Mosses

Calcicole Mosses

Great Plait-moss (Hypnum lacunosum) forming a ‘wig’ over a ball of Frizzled Crisp-moss (Tortella tortuosa). © DC

Ash Pollards

Ash Pollards

Heritage trees, such as these ancient Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in Watendlath, support specialised ecological communities. © SH

Hugh Alexander Macpherson

Hugh Alexander Macpherson

The records bureau at Tullie House was set up in 1902 to carry on his comprehensive and detailed work recording Lakeland's fauna. TH

Hay Meadows

Hay Meadows

Meadows filled with colourful blooms such as Globe flowers (Trollius europaeus) give pollinating insects a varied diet. © SH

CBDC Latest News

20/05/14

May 2014 eNews out now!

Information on a 'Tomorrow's Biodiversity' Workshop being held at FSC Blencathra and a Day-flying Moths Workshop at Tullie House, Save the date for the 2014 Cumbrian Wildlife Recorders Conference, and a reminder about the BioBlitz in Curwen Park, Workington on 19th-20th July.

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27/03/14

Enquiry Charges 2014

CBDC data enquiry charges are changing from the 1st April 2014