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 CentreSaturday, May 27th, 2017 at 3:24am
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** - 20th - 26th May

Our sighting of the week is Rhopalus subrufus which is new to Vice County 70, Northern Cumbria. This individual was photographed at Kingmoor, Carlisle on the 18th May by Paul Kennedy. Additional analysis of NBN Atlas data shows that this specimen of shield bug is the most northerly to be found in Britain. Prior to this the most northerly records, of which there are five, were from south Cumbria and west Lancashire. Three of these sightings were from Whitbarrow. All other records are south of a line between the Humber and Merseyside. The evidence strongly suggests that this expansion of range towards the North could be related to a change in climate. The bug overwinters as an adult so perhaps milder winters are a factor.

By Quentin Cox and Lucy Haddath (CBDC Volunteers)
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, May 26th, 2017 at 9:38pm
Life before Apps and internet - found whilst sorting out archive files.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
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!
Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 12:25am
SIGHTING OF THE WEEK - 20nd - 26th May

Our sighting of the week is Rhopalus subrufus which is new to Vice... https://t.co/XxZj4cyolH
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 10:38pm
RT @_BCT_: Reminder - @BCT_NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop in Cumbria this Saturday 27th May! #lovebats Register here https://t.co/… CumbriaBDC photo
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 10:37pm
Interesting dung beetle records-bird stomach dissections@CarlisleNats Transactions 1962. Curlew and dung beetle decline linked? @Team_DUMP. https://t.co/ARSbku053b CumbriaBDC photo
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:38pm
Life before Apps and internet - found whilst sorting out archive files.
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