Get Involved

Volunteering

Volunteers are vital to the work of CBDC in the role of volunteer recorders and also helping us in the office. Find out more about volunteering for CBDC.

Events

We organise a small number of events each year that give our volunteers the chance to meet each other, gain new skills and practise recording.

Bioblitz Each year CBDC works with local conservation organisations to run a Bioblitz. The purpose is to record as many different species in a short period of time. These events are open the public and those interested in wildlife whether an experienced recorder or just beginning.
Annual Recorders Conference This annual event attended by over 80 recorders provides an opportunity to find out about national and local recording activities.
Recording Days A small programme, usually 4 days, over the summer months to visit and record wildlife sites that have not been visited for a while. These days are for experienced recorders and members of the local natural history groups and recording schemes.
Training Days Cumbria has a long tradition of highly skilled recorders across a wide range of plants and animals. CBDC provides training on Biological Recording and works with local experts to run plant and animal Identification skills.

Tullie House Museum Events

All Tullie House Museum events are advertised on their website.

CBDC, conservation organisations and recorders were involved in the Nature Explorer’s Weekend 11-12 March 2017.  An event organised to promote the Tullie House collections and the wildlife of Cumbria. Freya Steele a wildlife media student from University of Cumbria created a short video of the day.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeG_ih9bWVs
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 12:51am
The Earthworm Society of Britain and Field Studies Council are hosting an identification based course on Saturday... https://t.co/eGW7UMHF6x
Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 9:52pm
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 15th - 21st March

Two fruiting bodies of Morchella esculenta were found near Kings... https://t.co/zLswWn9pmH
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 5:33pm
A photograph of a mink carrying what looks like a pigeon was sent in by Shaun Donockley. It was taken from... https://t.co/Ad6I37N5Yf
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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 5:59pm
Website Hiccups. CBDC has updated its website, but despite extensive checking some of the links and content are... https://t.co/ke0Tz0IP6c
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 1:24am
Big (<5mm) Red Velvet Mite found under Men at Work sign. Trombidium holosericeum - currently none on our... https://t.co/JxKgvXGdUc