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.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreSunday, April 15th, 2018 at 11:44am
Volunteers wanted for Solway Nature Network. Much is known about the birds and Natterjack toads in the area but there is less information about the whereabouts of other plants and animals. CBDC and the Solway Coast AONB are inviting local people to help them discover more about the natural history of the Solway
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreSunday, March 25th, 2018 at 10:50pm
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 15th, 2018 at 6:17am
Natural Art:Modern Art. Look what's cropped up on the walls outside CBDC this week Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 1:13am
Unexpected item in Leven area.
Thanks Pete Martin for sharing this video of a harbour porpoise seen at Railway Bridge near Roudsea on 18th Feb. Pete asks has anyone else seen one this far away the sea in Cumbria?

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 1st, 2018 at 11:43pm
If you are walking out and about this weekend look out for the Snow Flea Boreus hyemalis. Widespread in the UK but rarely seen, about 5mm in size, it is not a flea at all but a scorpion fly – not that it can fly as it has vestigial wings. Living in mossy places and tolerant of the cold, now is a good time to spot one of these unusual creatures.
If you get up close then look for the typical scorpion fly long “beak”. Females also have a projecting ovipositor at the other end.
Steve Hewitt is the county’s top recorder for this species and here is a picture he took in 2012.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 10:41pm
Unexpected item in the Leven area. Pete Martin was not expecting to film a harbour porpoise when walking along R. Leven, Harbour Bridge in January this year.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 7:51pm
@SAASA_RSA Oh so true!
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:25pm
Working on a funding bid today to increase recording on the @SolwayAONB
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Solway Coast AONB @SolwayAONB
Good morning 😊 from @SolwayAONB
There's a little bit of snow ⛄ on Criffel this morning.......wrap up warm!! @SolwayCoastwise @AONBFamily
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:24pm
Excellent "trap" for the recording of worms, spiders and slugs.😃
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Recycle for Cumbria @Recycle4Cumbria
You need never have smelly food waste in your bin again if you treat yourself to a food waste digester - all food waste enriching the earth or turning into great compost Get yours in time for Xmas.
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 9:42pm
As we move into October, look out for unusual looking Blackbirds - you may just spot a Ring Ouzel! @BBCSpringwatch CumbriaBDC photo