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, 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