Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

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 has 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.
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 2:39am
First Recording Day site sorted - Raven's Beck and Jordan Hills (NY6143 Haresceugh). Woods, streams, exposed banks and middle fells. Natural England would like more records for this site. Good flora records, thanks to Phil Brown but few records of anything else. Note: some steep footpaths. Full details will be circulated soon. See you on 13th June.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, May 5th, 2017 at 11:38pm
Are you fascinated by the natural world, have a thorough understanding of biological recording and are enthusiastic about the value of ecological data and evidence? Then CBDC would like to hear from you. We are looking for a full time Recording Officer to join our team. Visit our website http://www.cbdc.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/ for more information on this role and how you can apply.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, May 4th, 2017 at 2:02am
There are still some places available for the dung beetle workshop in Allendale Town on Saturday 6th May! This is a FREE workshop suitable for beginners. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the ecology and conservation of dung beetles, and practice your field and identification techniques. Take a look at the poster below for more information on how to book a place!
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, May 1st, 2017 at 5:10am
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 22nd – 28th April 2017

The Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumpipes) is a solitary bee which tends to emerge in the spring, and frequently nests in old walls or in the ground. Males and females differ in appearance with females tending to be black with orange hairs on their hind legs. Males are largely brown with long hairs on their mid legs which give this species its name. Both sexes have a long tongue to drink nectar, preferably from lungwort flowers. This male bee was photographed by CBDC on the 28th April in Tullie House’s garden. There are over 1000 records on the NBN atlas for the UK, but we only have 32 records in Cumbria, 29 of which have been in the last eight years. This species appears to be expanding its distribution northwards. However, it has ‘jumped’ from central England to Cumbria with very few records in Northumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why Cumbria may have a population but neighbouring counties lack sightings? Visit the Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Society’s website http://www.bwars.com for more information on this species and many others
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 3:51am
The Earthworm Society of Britain and Field Studies Council are hosting an identification course on Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June. You will have the opportunity to learn about sampling and identifying earthworms. Want to know more? Take a look at the poster below for more details.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 11:39pm
First Recording Day site visited - Raven's Beck and Jordan Hills (NY6143 Haresceugh). Woods, streams, exposed... https://t.co/8hXQSlZCCl
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 9:56pm
RT @FSCTomBio: @CumbriaBDC We've still got places left on the Earthworm Weekend at Castle Head 10-11 June,£20. Beginners welcome.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 4:41pm
RT @WestCumbriaRT: Found this beautiful Trout in the smolt trap this morning. Over 50cm long and really heavy! Just look at those colours.… CumbriaBDC photo
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